Al-Liqa’ Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land
Dr. Geries S. Khoury participation in a summer program
6-16 July 2010
At the invitation of the University of Vienna, Dr. Geries S. Khoury participated in a summer program that was organized for Christian and Muslim students from different countries with the aim of furthering the culture of dialogue. The meeting was held in a monastery in the north of Austria. The summer program focused on ethics, human rights, women in Islam, Christian - Muslim dialogue and social problems. Dr. Khoury lectured on the Christian dogma and on Christian – Muslim dialogue.
Dr. Khoury was impressed with this three week summer program reflecting cultural pluralism. University officials keep track of this program and participants through a web site in which students and teachers can keep in touch with each other.
Dr. Khoury hoped that this kind of summer program will be sponsored by other universities especially in the Arab World. It is an excellent way to deepen and strengthen relations between followers of the two religions. This kind of program also helps to create and deepen the shared living.
Many lecturers from different countries contributed to this course which was headed by Prof. Irmgard Marboe from Vienna University and Prof. Ingeborg Gabriel was one of the lecturers.