As a part of the World Interfaith Harmony Week, 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 special session on 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.
Chair: Professor Diane Obenchain, Emerita Professor of Religion and former Director of the China Initiative at Fuller Theological Seminary, USA.
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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