9 February, 2023
We are delighted to welcome Revd Dr Eric Sarwar, Fellow of the Oxford Interfaith Forum, and the Founding President of Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship, to lead a session of the ART in Interfaith Contexts Reading Group.
Here are the details of this fascinating session.
Topic: The Art of Sacred Sound in the Muslim Context: Psalms and Islam
Abstract: Art can help to break the misconceptions of Islamophobia and resolve the Western myth of the religious Other, including our Muslim neighbors. Islamic art is not monolithic; nevertheless, vision-centric calligraphic art eclipses the vocal-centric art of pietistic Islam in public. The seminar will discuss the voice-centric soundscape of Muslim society and provide a common ground for scriptural engagement through the book of Psalms in a Muslim context.
Speaker: Revd Dr Eric Sarwar, Fellow of the Oxford Interfaith Forum, and the Founding President of Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship.
Date: 9 February, 2023
Time: 18:00-19:00 GMT | 19:00-20:00 CET | 10:00-11:00 PST | 13:00-14:00 EST
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