A group of seminar participants at the Christian-Muslim Research Centre Oxford

Seminar Tues 22 May ~ Do Muslims and Christians Worship the same God? Problems and promises of Miroslav Volf's views from a Reformed Christian Perspective , 2.30pm ~ All welcome ~ Click here for details and abstract.



On 18th January, 2018, CMCS welcomed over 20 friends and guests to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, to attend a public lecture given by Professor James Allan, Academic Adviser to CMCS and retired Keeper of Eastern Art at the Ashmolean.



Thinking Biblically about Islam – a new book by Dr Ida Glaser with Hannah Kay – was launched in 2016 at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. Watch the book launch here.




CMCS' Tuesday afternoon research seminars from 2.30pm - 4.00pm on selected dates during the term. All welcome.

22nd May: Do Muslims and Christians Worship the same God? Problems and promises of Miroslav Volf's views from a Reformed Christian Perspective

Speaker: Steven Firmin, D.Phil Candidate, Pembroke College, Oxford

Philip Lewis & Sadek Hamid ‘British Muslims’

Philip Lewis - author of Young British and Muslim and Islamic Britain – and Sadek Hamid – author of Sufis, Salafis and Islamists and Young British Muslims – will give a public lecture on their new co-authored book British Muslims: New Directions in Islamic Thought, Creativity and Activism due to be published in June 2018.

Date: Tues 26th June 2018 Time: 5.30-7.00pm Venue: CMCS Song School, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH

Refreshments available from 5.00pm All welcome!
30th April
Training for Church Mission Society partners.

11th - 15th June
Dr Richard McCallum teaching the module 'Islam and Christian-Muslim engagement' at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

18th - 22nd June
Dr Ida Glaser keynote speaker at the Middle East Consultation 2018 'Jesus Christ and the Religious Other: Toward a Biblical Understanding of Islam'. At the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Beirut, Lebanon.

The latest issue of the Research Briefings is now available in print and online and looks at the implications of Muslims and Christians Sharing Territory.

Stemming from a 2015 conference held at CMCS, this is a new volume edited by the Reading the Bible in the Context of Islam (RBCI) team. It explores the ways in which an awareness of Islam and the Qur’an can change how the Bible is read. The contributors come from both Muslim and Christian backgrounds, bring various levels of commitment to the Qur’an and the Bible as Scripture, and often have significantly different perspectives.

Book launch to be held on Thursday 15th March, 7.00pm, at Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PW
refreshments available from 6.00pm
To attend, please email office@cmcsoxford.org.uk by 9th March

Between Confrontation and Collaboration: looking at the history of Muslim-Christian relations through material culture

James Allan - Professor of Eastern Art, former curator of the Ashmolean’s Islamic collection, and one of CMCS’ academic advisers – gave his lecture on Thursday 18th January in the Headley Lecture Theatre at the Ashmolean Museum.

In medieval times there was a surprisingly constant flow of goods between Christian and Muslim communities. Prof Allan explored objects made for Christian patrons within the Islamic world, and much more.

The event was organised by the Ashmolean as part of its exhibition on Imagining the Divine.