Christ Church Cathedral bridges shared hope with Islamic lecturer

Comparison of faiths topic of lecture this Sunday in Victoria

Sunday morning service is getting a bit of a shake-up at Christ Church Cathedral this weekend.

Dr. Farouk Mitha, a renowned Islamic scholar and lecturer at the University of Victoria, will deliver a talk entitled Christians and Muslims: Common Questions and Shared Hopes.

Mitha will also attend a light lunch following the joint 10:30 a.m. service, which replaces the usual 9:15 and 11 a.m. services.

Mitha has been an academic course director with the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London and oversees educational development projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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