At the Redeemer, we know that asking deeper questions and exploring issues of faith helps us grow both as individuals and as a community.
Throughout the year, we offer a variety of speakers and learning series, providing opportunities to gather and learn together; details are provided here as well as through our eNews. A warm welcome awaits all who join – parishioners, friends and members of the wider community.
Talking to One Another: Growing Understanding Between Christians and Muslims
Learning@Redeemer is presenting a series on Islam on six Sunday afternoons, January to June, 2018. They will be held on the main level from 2 to 4 PM. We think one of the best ways to counter misunderstanding and bigotry is to learn as much as we can about Islam, and stand in solidarity with our Muslim siblings. Please join us, and invite anyone you think will find it helpful! In order to assist with our planning, please register.
June 10 – Islamic Fundamentalist Movements and Jihad.
Like many other religions, Islam has had its share of fundamentalist movements throughout its history. This presentation will offer insight into current fundamentalist and extremist groups and how they are seen and understood by moderate Muslims. The true meaning of the concept of jihad will be explored.
Our presenter for this final session in the series is Dr. Liyakat Takim – Sharjah Chair in Global Islam, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University.
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We’re Invited to the Jaffari Islamic Centre
For Muslims around the world, this is the month of Ramadan. Redeemer folks have been invited to join the community at the Jaffari Islamic Centre for their communal Iftar, or breaking of the fast. This will be a multi-faith Iftar, which they offer each year during Ramadan.
It will be held on June 10 at 7:30 PM. at the Jaffari Islamic Centre, 9000 Bathurst Street, Thornhill.
The proceedings start at 7:30, but we will be greeted and oriented first, then we will witness the worship service, with sermon and prayers, before the actual meal at sunset, which on that day will be around 9:15. If you would like to attend, and this would be your first Iftar, you might find this article helpful.
Since we need to give the mosque an approximate number attending, it is very important that you register. Since the mosque is not easily reached by transit, we will try to arrange carpooling.