Building Strong Communities: Summer Lectures at St Andrew’s and St George’s West

The 2015 Summer Lecture Series at St Andrew’s and St George’s West explores the issues of building strong communities. Three noted speakers explore the issues from interfaith, academic, economic and practical perspectives.

Entry is free and everyone is welcome.

TUESDAY 2 JUNE | 7.30pm

Christian-Muslim Relations: Past, Present, and Building Peaceful Global Community for the Future

Professor Hugh Goddard

Professor Hugh Goddard is Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World in Edinburgh. Hugh is the author of ‘Christians and Muslims: From Double Standards to Mutual Understanding’.

TUESDAY 9 JUNE | 7.30pm

Building Community with Financially Poor People

Rev. Dr Martin Johnstone

Martin Johnstone is the secretary of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland, tasked with facilitating the Church’s engagement with national, political and social issues. Until 2015, Martin was Priority Areas Secretary of the Church of Scotland and Chief Executive of Faith in Community Scotland .

TUESDAY 16 JUNE | 7.30pm

Building Christian Community in Scotland

Rev. Peter Macdonald

Peter Macdonald is the Leader of the Iona Community, having been a member of the Community since 1983, more than half his life. Community has informed his faith, challenged his lifestyle and influenced his ministry. Peter was the minister at St George’s West Church , Edinburgh.



All lectures are FREE



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