The Qur’an and the Bible tell similar stories that are interpreted in different ways by Muslims and Christians. Drawing on years of interreligious conversation and friendship, Drs Ghiloni and Ozalp will explore fresh ways for Christians to approach the Qur’an and Muslims to approach the Gospels.
Dr Mehmet Ozalp
Associate Professor Mehmet Ozalp is a theologian, author and academic and the founding director of the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation (CISAC) at CSU. Mehmet studied Islamic theology and religious disciplines between 1990 to 1998. He has completed Masters in Religion from the University of Sydney. He has also completed various professional courses in management and leadership. Mehmet has pioneered designing and conducting Islamic courses in English within the Muslim Community since 2000. He has developed and written material for numerous courses on Islamic theology, history and contemporary issues around Islam, including a four-year advanced course titled Theology of Qur’an.
Dr Aaron Ghiloni
Dr Aaron Ghiloni is the Director of the St James’ Institute. He is also an honorary Senior Research Fellow in Religious Studies at the University of Queensland. His books include Islam as Education (2019) and World Religions and their Missions (2022).