Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies Oxford
Postgraduate Scholarships at the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies Oxford
Discussions between Christians and Muslims gain value if they are friendly, respectful yet rigorous, and motivated by a genuine desire to learn and question. Creating settings for such discussions is part of the DNA of The Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies Oxford.
The M B Reckitt Trust is supporting the funding of two postgraduate scholarships at CMCS Oxford, one each for a Christian and a Muslim. In addition to presenting a research seminar on their work, the students collaborate in co-leading a monthly Qur’an and Bible study group. Through this collaboration we have seen scholarship holders grow in confidence in working together and facilitating discussion around scriptures in a way which is sensitive yet probing. The scholarship holders gain experience of a practical dimension of Christian-Muslim relations alongside their studies in this very relevant area. For more on the work of the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies Oxford see www.cmcsoxford.org.uk