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Divine Hospitality: A Christian-Muslim Conversation' book launch and interfaith discussion

Divine Hopitality Book Cover

The evening discussion will move beyond news headlines and simplistic views of Lebanon and offer first-hand accounts of and theological reflection on millennia-old wisdom and recent experiences of inter-religious debate, conflict, and coexistence in the Middle East.

The centrepiece of the event, which begins at 17:30, is the book launch for Divine Hospitality: A Christian-Muslim Conversation, published by the World Council of Churches and Alban Books. The book narrates the framework for dialogue, solidarity, and mutual learning developed by the co-authors, Rev Prof Fadi Daou, a Maronite Christian priest and social leader, and Dr Nayla Tabbara, a Sunni Muslim scholar and community educator. We will hear from both authors and have a chance ask them questions about their book and their work in Beirut and beyond.

Dr Joshua Ralston will chair a panel with the co-authors, then open the discussion to the public for questions and comments. The evening will culminate with a light drinks reception and informal questions and book signings with the authors.