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Morning Conference: Christian Responses to Islamist Terrorism
November 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pmS$20
News of Islamist terrorist attacks occurring in different parts of the world have become the new norm. Terrorist activity has also come closer to home, with disturbing signs in our part of the world and news of individuals in Singapore being radicalized. How should Christians respond in this situation to help provide positive and constructive engagement? This talk will examine the need to dispel misinformation and misunderstanding through education, building relationship with Muslim neighbours and friends, and seeking common action that would promote a peaceful and harmonious society. In the process you will learn about the history of Christian-Muslim relations, the face of Islamist terrorism, issues related to Christian-Muslim dialogue, and helpful examples of building better understanding and friendship.
Bishop Emeritus Robert Solomon served as Bishop of The Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000-2012. He had served previously as a medical doctor, church pastor, principal of Trinity Theological College and president of the National Council of Churches of Singapore. Dr Solomon has degrees in medicine, theology, intercultural studies, and a PhD in pastoral theology from the University of Edinburgh. He has contributed many articles to books, theological dictionaries and journals, and authored more than 30 books. He now has an active itinerant ministry of preaching and teaching in Singapore and abroad.