The 2016 Broom Colloquium for missions will focus on Christianity and Islam with speaker Dr. John A. Azumah, professor of World Christianity and Islam at Columbia Theological Seminary. Hosted by the Halbert Institute for Missions, the colloquium started in 2007 to increase missional and cultural competence for the ACU community. This year’s theme, “Challenging Radical Islam,” will focus on how Christians can understand Islam. As an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ghana, former lecturer of Islamic Studies at the London School of Theology, and author of “My Neighbor’s Faith: Islam Explained for Christians” (2008), Azumah will provide specialty research and experience to attendees.
The two-day colloquium will include the following events that are open to the public:
Wednesday, Nov. 9
11-11:30 a.m., “What Every Jesus-Follower Should Know about Radical Islam,” Moody Coliseum
3-4 p.m., “Radical Islam: What Students Must Understand and What They Can Do,” College of Biblical Studies Room 117
Thursday, Nov. 10
11-11:30 a.m., “The Islamic World: What is God Doing Today?” Combined Small Group chapels in Chapel on the Hill
7-8 p.m., “Challenging Radical Islam: A Christian Response to Religious Extremism," Hart Auditorium, College of Biblical Studies Building