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.
January 7 – Origins of Islam, the Quran, and Hadith Literature. Our presenter is Abdul Hai Patel – Director of Interfaith Relations, Canadian Council of Imams; President of Ontario Multi-Faith Council.
February 18 – Sunnism and Shi’ism: Origins and Manifestations of Islamic Sects. Our presenter is Dr. Husein Khimjee – Professor of Islam and World Religions, Wilfred Laurier University.
March 11 – Sharia and Muslim worship practices. Our presenter is Dr. Liyakat Takim – Sharjah Chair in Global Islam, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University.
April 8 – Islam in North America– what does it mean to live faithfully in a secular state? Our presenter is Riffaat Mamdani – A Public Health nurse, currently working with the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services; her professional work focuses on the social determinants of health as well as equity and inclusion.
May 13 – Women in the Muslim World. Our presenter is Shyrose Jaffer Dhalla – A freelance writer, playwright, motivational speaker and Anti-Racism Educator, in Muslim, Inter-Faith and secular settings; frequently appears in radio and TV.
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June 10 – Islamic Fundamentalist Movements and Jihad. Our presenter is Dr. Liyakat Takim – Sharjah Chair in Global Islam, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University.
Register for June 10 >>
Welcome to Redeemer Readers – the Church of the Redeemer book group.
The group will meet this year in the board room on the lower level for one hour at noon on five Thursdays – October 19, December 14, February 1, March 22 and May 17.
New members are always welcome and all are welcome to attend as many of the five sessions as you can.
This year our books focus on questions about what happens to us when we die.