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St James’ Institute webinar: Islamophobia: a Christian Response

Tuesday 8 November | 11:00am-12:00pm (AEDT)

Tuesday 8 November | 10:00am-11:00am (AEST)

Monday 7 November | 7:00pm-8:00pm (ET – New York)

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In recent years, Muslims in the West have faced hate crimes and harassment, political scapegoating and institutionalised discrimination. How have Christians contributed to this climate of Islamophobia? And what role do they have in dismantling it?

Drawing on her recent book, Jordan Denari Duffner will discuss contemporary Islamophobia among Christians, its historical antecedents, and how Christians can chart a new path forward in their relationship to Muslims. She will highlight some of the theological and moral resources from the Christian tradition that can be harnessed in this endeavor, and will share practical advice for standing in solidarity with Muslims and confronting Islamophobia.

A response will be given by Dr Derya Iner, chief investigator and editor of the Islamophobia in Australia reports.

Jordan Denari Duffner is the author of Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know (and Do) about Anti-Muslim Discrimination (2021) and Finding Jesus among Muslims: How Loving Islam Makes Me a Better Catholic (2017). She is currently pursuing a PhD in theology and religious studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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