a New Zealand perspective on new initiatives in Muslim-Christian engagement
9/11 was a wake-up call for New Zealand, as for many other societies. New Zealand chose not to sign up for the ‘war on terror’ but instead, strongly directed by Prime Minister, Helen Clark, chose to seek pro-active patterns of peace-making such as regional inter-faith dialogue and the strengthening of centres in which engagement in common projects, academic study and dialogue could foster trust and cooperation.
Simon Rae will outline his own response to post-9/11 developments, describe one New Zealand project in Central Java and offer some radical suggestions for a new start in Christian theological engagement with Islam. Read on…