Islam; its impact on the Church and society

Patrick SookhdeoDr. Patrick Sookhdeo, the International Director of the Barnabas Fund is due to address the subject of Islam and the challenges for and impact on the Christian church, theology and society in the course of three sessions.

Islam and the ChurchThe Kingsview Christian Centre is hosting a series of afternoon and evening meetings to which all interested parties are most warmly invited. During the afternoon sessions Dr. Sookhdeo will deliver two lectures, with a third talk in the evening.

These meetings are being held in the month of November when the Barnabas Fund is encouraging churches to designate one day during the month as a 'Suffering Church Sunday'.

Please note:
Advance literature indicated that their would be a charge for the daytime sessions to cover the cost of a meal (at 5.30pm.).
This arrangement has been changed. There is now no charge for these meetings; those wishing to have a meal are invted to bring their own food. Tea/coffee etc. will be provided.


The details of the meetings are as follows:

Friday, 27 November, 2009
Kingsview Christian Centre, Inverness IV3 8TF
Afternoon Meetings

2.00 - 2.30pm Arrival/registration

2.30 - 3.30pm Lecture One —  Islam: its impact on contemporary Christian theology

3.30 - 4.00pm Afternoon teabreak with time to visit book stall.

4.00 - 5.00pm Lecture Two —  Islam: its impact on the Church and mission


5.30 pm - Evening meal (see Note above)


Evening Meetings

7.30 - 8.30pm —  Islam today and tomorrow  challenges to contemporary society in Britain

All interested parties are warmly invited to these meetings.

Further information: Kingsview Christian Centre

Patrick SookhdeoDr. Patrick Sookhdeo is the International Director of the Barnabas Fund a relief and development agency channelling practical help and support to the suffering hurch in the Muslim world.
He is a recognised authority on Islam and its effects on Christian minorities. Dr. Sookhdeo has lectured, taught and written extensively on religious, cultural and security issues.
Patrick Sookhdeo was born in 1947 in British Guiana (now Guyana), to a couple who had migrated from Asia. His family migrated to England in the early 1960s. In 1965, as a student, Sookhdeo converted to Christianity and in 1964 he pursued studies at London Bible College (now the London School of Theology) and went on to obtain a Doctorate in Oriental and African studies. During that time Sookhdeo began exploring inter-faith dialogue and became increasingly concerned by the brutality being leveled at Christian minorities in Islamic nations, including death penalties for conversions from Islam.

Sookhdeos bookFAITH, POWER and TERRITORY
Dr Sookhdeo’s book has been written to provide an easy-to-use resource to help readers understand Islam in Britain today, the way in which Islam is developing, and Islam’s influence on the country. The book asks penetrating questions about the way in which the Muslim communities in the UK may develop in the future and how British authorities and institutions appear to be yielding to the process of Islamisation.

This book was released in March 2008 (360 pages, Isaac Publishing, paperback at £10.99 and hardback at £12.99 p+p £2.95).

“Faith, Power and Territory is an invaluable resource book for all who are interested in learning more about the important subject of Islam in contemporary Britain, by an author whose knowledge, learning, experience and expertise ensure confidence in the accuracy of the information and the analysis of the very important wider implications for the British government and people.”   Caroline (The Baroness) Cox

“Patrick Sookhdeo has been developing understanding of and expertise in Muslim-Christian relationships for 40 years. He is acknowledged internationally as an expert in this field. His views and analyses are always worth serious consideration.”     Rt Hon the Lord Mawhinney Kt

The Barnabas Fund is an interdenominational Christian aid agency that serves Christians in many countries who face discrimination or persecution, and makes their needs known to Christians around the world, encouraging them to pray. It provides practical help to strengthen and encourage the Church in many different ways. Barnabas Fund was established in 1993 and channels aid to projects run by national Christians in more than 50 countries. The work of Barnabas Fund began under the auspices of another registered charity in 1993, and is now an independent charitable company incorporated in 2000.


Postcode for Satnav. - IV3 8TF

Kingsview Christian Centre, 20/11/2009

Khuram Shahzad 13/11/2009 09:42
hi this i evangelist Khuram shahzad form Pakistan is very much delighted to know about the Dr,Patrick and his inspiring leadership.i think we need servents of the lord like him.i personly would like to congratulate him and the fallow saints are working with him in the establishment of the kindom of the Saviour upon this earth.
Donald Boyd 28/11/2009 08:13
The lectures last night in Kingsview Christian Centre by Dr Patrick Sookdheo were a wake-up call to Christians in Inverness and the Highlands and Islands to have a national strategy to engage in the political process.

The same day, Chris Mason, a BBC political reporter, commented on the election of Lord Pearson as the new leader of UKIP after Nigel Farage stepped down as leader: “So UKIP are in high spirits. But they have outgrown the backroom infrastructure needed for a party of their size and Mr Farage found it increasingly difficult to lead his MEPs, run his party - and organise his campaign to secure a seat in the Commons.”

This may help those Christians who will not engage with the Scottish Christian Party because of its "backroom infrastructure" to see how difficult it is to organise a new political party without it.
Peter Carr 28/11/2009 08:22
"The lectures last night in Kingsview Christian Centre by Dr Patrick Sookdheo were a wake-up call to Christians in Inverness and the Highlands and Islands to have a national strategy to engage in the political process."

Christians everywhere might find it easier to engage with the political process if there was a Christian political party that was democratic and credible to back!
Leo Rose (Guest) 01/12/2009 19:28
Just a wee thank you to Patrick and Kigsview for sponsoring him. Patrick has clearly and precisely explained how a few more pieces of the prophetic puzzle of end times events fit together. Keep up the good work.
ally a refugee to suriname (Guest) 28/11/2011 17:30
mr sookdheo i greatly admire your humanitarian through your organisation . but i am concern why you have done any of this work in guyana the land of your birth where the indian population is brutally famished by the past president burnham and now jagdeo . i will deeply appreciate if you can go back in guyana and go to the small indian villages and see and hear the cry of the poor and defenceless people thank you brother

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