September lecture series – interfaith theme

This year, our Autumn Lecture series, held jointly with our neighbours Greenbank Parish Church, takes an interfaith theme.

The lectures are held on 4 Sunday evenings in September, and we decided this year to invite speakers from different religious traditions to speak on the theme, ‘The joys and challenges of being a (Christian/ Jew/ Buddhist/ Muslim) today’.   The need to share and understand different faiths within our country and world today has rarely been more important.  Bring a friend!

Where?   Braid Hall, Morningside Parish Church (enter through the glass doors facing on to Braid Road).
When?     Sundays at 7 pm.  Refreshments are served from 6.30 pm.

Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

Sunday 3 September: Roman Catholicism.  Dr. Mary Cullen, former officeholder in SCIAF (Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund), editor of the Scottish ecumenical monthly Open House, and holder of a doctorate in ‘Receptive Ecumenism’.

Sunday 10 September: Judaism.  Rabbi Mark Solomon, lecturer at Leo Baeck College in London, honorary Jewish chaplain at the University of Edinburgh and Co-Chair of the London Society of Jews and Christians.

Sunday 17 September: Buddhism.  Bryan Webb, a practising Buddhist in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn. Bryan leads courses in mindfulness, and on meditation for Christians and Buddhists together. He rightly sees a lot of mysticism in Jesus as well as in the Buddhist traditions. 

Sunday 24 September: Islam.  Professor Carole Hillenbrand, Professorial Fellow in Islamic History, University of St Andrews, and the first non-Muslim recipient of the King Faisal Prize in Islamic Studies.


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