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Ammerdown Three Faiths Encounter- Biennial Summer School

 To the best of our knowledge, our Three Faiths Encounter is the only residential week-long event of its kind in the UK. It is a unique opportunity to spend time with people of other faiths (Christians, Jews and Muslims), to talk and to share, to discover each other’s worship, to learn from each other and, last but not least, to have fun together! The week consists of a series of lectures, workshops, group discussions, shared worship and fun activities – and of course plenty of time to get to know each other in the safe and beautiful space offered by Ammerdown.

One past participant commented: “The term ‘life changing’ has become a much used cliché but I sense that this is exactly what this week may be for me… This was not only my first opportunity to speak with and listen to Muslims but also my first meaningful contact with Judaism. I have much to reflect upon and for that I will always be grateful.” And another: “Meeting people from other faiths was wonderful – however open and tolerant one is, actually meeting the people and getting to know them is a very deep and meaningful experience.”

The theme for the 2014 Summer School will be ‘WHO IS MY NEIGHBOUR?’. Our three faiths all emphasise the need to do good deeds and help others. However, how do we decide who our ‘neighbours’ are and whom to give priority to? Also, how do we integrate prayer and practical action, and where should our priorities lie?

Our three leaders will be: Rabbi Michael Hilton, a Reform rabbi and writer, author of ‘The Christian Effect on Jewish Life’; Sheikh Bashir Dultz, the spiritual leader of the German Muslim League; and Revd Dr Liz Carmichael, Research Fellow at St John's College, Oxford.

Led by: Rabbi Michael Hilton, Sheikh Bashir Dultz and Revd Liz Carmichael

Please arrive by 6pm on Tuesday. The Summer School finishes with lunch on the following Monday.

To the best of our knowledge, our Three Faiths Encounter is the only residential week-long event of its kind in the UK. It is a unique opportunity to spend time with people of other faiths (Christians, Jews and Muslims), to talk and to share, to discover each other’s worship, to learn from each other and, last but not least, to have fun together! The week consists of a series of lectures, workshops, group discussions, shared worship and fun activities – and of course plenty of time to get to know each other in the safe and beautiful space offered by Ammerdown.

One past participant commented: “The term ‘life changing’ has become a much used cliché but I sense that this is exactly what this week may be for me… This was not only my first opportunity to speak with and listen to Muslims but also my first meaningful contact with Judaism. I have much to reflect upon and for that I will always be grateful.” And another: “Meeting people from other faiths was wonderful – however open and tolerant one is, actually meeting the people and getting to know them is a very deep and meaningful experience.”

The theme for the 2014 Summer School will be ‘WHO IS MY NEIGHBOUR?’. Our three faiths all emphasise the need to do good deeds and help others. However, how do we decide who our ‘neighbours’ are and whom to give priority to? Also, how do we integrate prayer and practical action, and where should our priorities lie?

Our three leaders will be: Rabbi Michael Hilton, a Reform rabbi and writer, author of ‘The Christian Effect on Jewish Life’; Sheikh Bashir Dultz, the spiritual leader of the German Muslim League; and Revd Dr Liz Carmichael, Research Fellow at St John's College, Oxford.

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.