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The Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School 2023

The Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School is a residential week of shared study between Muslims and Christians, in which we explore our differences with integrity and respect.

Our Summer School is a unique residential program designed for men and women who are currently, or have recently finished, studying at Christian or Islamic theological colleges training for vocational, faith-based careers in the UK, and who hope one day to be leaders within their local communities.

The week-long course brings together practicing Christians and Muslims to share academic study on topics of common interest that breaks down barriers, enhances the student’s own studies, and equips them for their future careers. Students attend lectures, workshops and tutorials led by Christian and Muslim academics exploring sacred texts, shared history, contemporary issues and difficult questions.

The focus is on shared study and understanding of both the similarities and the differences between Christians and Muslims of diverse traditions. Participants discuss difficult topics, disagreements and social problems in a spirit of respect and empathy—not just towards people of other faiths but towards those from other traditions within their own faith community with whom they might have theological differences.

When is the next Summer School?

16th – 23rd August 2023

You can download the 2023 publicity leaflet (coming soon) or the poster for more information about the programme.

Who is Summer School for?

Our Summer School is a unique residential programme designed for men and women who are currently, or have recently finished, studying at Christian or Islamic theological colleges training for vocational, faith-based careers in the UK, and who hope one day to be leaders within their local communities.

How does it work?

The week-long course brings together practising Christians and Muslims to share academic study on topics of common interest that breaks down barriers, enhances the student’s own studies, and equips them for their future careers. Students attend lectures, workshops and tutorials led by Christian and Muslim academics exploring sacred texts, shared history, contemporary issues and difficult questions.

The focus is on shared study and understanding of both the similarities and the differences between Christians and Muslims of diverse traditions. Participants discuss difficult topics, disagreements and social problems in a spirit of respect and empathy—not just towards people of other faiths but towards those from other traditions within their own faith community with whom they might have theological differences.

Read a short report from the 2022 Summer School and check out our ethos. For a flavour of the kind of faith journey our Summer School students encounter, watch this short video made by two students (a Muslim woman and a Christian man) from the Class of 2019. Watch other videos of the programme.

If you would like to apply for a place at Summer School, please first read the criteria and expectations for the Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School. Use button above to apply.

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