Understanding Islam: A course for Catholics living and working with Muslims

29/07/2014 3:00 pm

Muslim cemetery in Kyrgyzstan by Simon Garbutt

This four-day course is held at Campion Hall, the Jesuit community in Oxford, and aims to help Catholics understand how the worldviews of the Muslims they live and work with are shaped by their faith. 

The course is presented by Dr Damian Howard SJ, who is currently a lecturer at Heythrop College with a special academic interest in the Christian theological response to Islam. It is supported by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and Georgetown University.

The course is a safe space for Catholics to discuss their attitudes and judgements, and to consider how to respond to the call of their bishops and their Pope to dialogue with Islam. A maximum of 11 participants ensures that there is plenty of opportunity for discussion.

The course will provide:

  • Help with understanding how the worldviews of Muslims are shaped by their faith
  • Participants are encouraged to see the world through Muslim eyes
  • Insights on Muhammad, Islamic beliefs, laws and prayer life
  • Islamic Perspectives on Christianity, developments in the modern Islamic world, and Islam in Britain


Campion Hall
Brewer Street


Monday-Thursday, 8-11 February 2016

How do I book?

To book email Katharina Smith-Muller with a short paragraph on why you think that you would benefit from taking part in this course.

e: katharina.smith-muller@cbcew.org.uk


£370, which covers all teaching, food and accommodation for this four day course.

Book by 16 December 2015

As places are limited, please do not make any travel arrangements before you have been notified as to whether you have secured a place, which will be by 17 December 2015.


Four-Part Podcast
Understanding Islam: Exploring Islam with Fr Damian Howard SJ

An interview with Jesuit priest Dr Damian Howard SJ.


Understanding Islam Flyer 2016

understanding-islam-flyer-feb16.pdf 397.53 kB

Details of how to apply for the Understanding Islam Course, 8-11 February 2016.