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Peaceful Communities: Faiths for Social Justice

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Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Parnell, Auckland 1052

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Peaceful Communities: Faiths for Social Justice

Islam, Christianity, and Judaism are all religions with their roots going back to Abraham. Join us for the inaugural panel discussion, organised by the ‘Children of Abraham.’

‘Children of Abraham’ - an Abrahamic religions interfaith initiative - was formed by the Pearl of the Islands Foundation, Holy Trinity Cathedral, and the Beth Shalom Progressive Synagogue, in order to promote mutual understanding, co-operation, and pro-active inclusion of all who stand in the Abrahamic tradition.

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Jules Gaddie was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Wits University. He was the CEO of an auditing, advisory and computer software company in South Africa. He has been in New Zealand for 22 years. His passion has always been teaching. He was a faculty member of Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. He is heavily invested in education and learning. Jules is a passionate supporter of the All Blacks.

Douglas Pratt taught Religious Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, for over 30 years, retiring in mid-2018. He currently holds appointments as Honorary Professor in the Theological and Religious Studies Programme of the University of Auckland, New Zealand; Adjunct Professor (Theology and Interreligious Relations) in the Faculty of Theology, University of Bern, Switzerland; Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK; Adjunct Professor, Law and Religion, The University of Fiji, and Associate Researcher with the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, University of St Andrews, Scotland.

Ismail Albayrak completed his MA at the University of Ankara in 1995 and received his PhD degree from Leeds University in 2000. He then took up a position at Sakarya University in Turkey, where he taught and wrote on Qur’anic Studies, classical exegesis, Ibadi exegetical works and contemporary approaches to the Qur’an and Orientalism. He also has research interests in the place of Muslim communities and their activities in a globalizing world. In January 2008 he was appointed to Islamic chair at Australian Catholic University (ACU) and worked five years. Currently, he works as a Professorial Fellow in ACU.

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