Faith to Faith:
Interfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
Sunday 8th December
2 - 4pm
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
2 Castle Street
2019 marks the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji the founder of Sikhism. In this Faith to Faith session we will learn about the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji from Ravinder Kaur Nijjar from Glasgow’s Sikh community. We will also hear from Canon Nicholas Taylor of the Scottish Episcopal Church who will be discussing the life of Jesus Christ and his role in the foundation and development of Christianity.
Canon Nicholas Taylor
Nicholas Taylor is a New Testament scholar and a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church. He has taught in universities and ministerial training institutions in the United Kingdom and in Africa, and has conducted research in Palestine. He holds a PhD from the University of Durham, and has published widely in the area of Christian origins. As well as his academic writings, he is the author of a more popular text, What can we know about Jesus?
Ravinder Kaur Nijjar
Ravinder Kaur Nijjar is the Chair of Religions for Peace UK Women of Faith Network and is currently a member of the Executive Board of RfP European Women of Faith Network. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Dharmic Faiths UK, Patron of Alma Royalton Kisch Inter Faith Youth Trust (London) and has worked in the interfaith field for over twenty-five years.
Jesus of Nazareth lived and died a Jew. He spoke of the fulfilment of God’s promises to Israel, for which he was crucified by the Romans. His disciples experienced his living presence with them and proclaimed his resurrection, and identified him as embodying the fulfilment of God’s promises of which he had spoken, not only for Israel but for all humanity. The Christian Church came about as a result of their work.
Historically, it is a complex question whether Jesus can be described as the founder of Christianity, as the Church clearly took forms which there is little evidence he envisaged. At the same time, the teaching of Jesus was and remains the principal and distinctive inspiration of Christianity, and it was inevitable that the movement he founded would develop and diversify as it encountered different cultures, and that institutions would emerge to sustain its life in the longer term.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
In November 2019 Sikhs have celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh Religion. His legacy of preaching the Oneness of humanity, religious harmony and co-existence lives on today. The talk will highlight his life and the impact it had, and continues to have on uplifting humanity through the practice of spirituality/prayer, hard work and sharing with others. God's Divine Light permeates through the whole of Creation therefore all Creation should be treated with respect and dignity.
Tickets for this event can be booked via Eventbrite on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faith-to-faith-religious-founders-tickets-83177695727
As always, there will be time for questions and table discussions, along with tea, coffee, and cake!
We look forward to seeing you there!