The 2010 Showers Lectures at the United Methodist-related University of Indianapolis will take place on Tuesday, April 6. Father David Burrell, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Theology of the University of Notre Dame, will be giving this year’s lectures. The focus of the lectureship will be Christian approaches to interfaith relations.

The first lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in McCleary Chapel in the Schwitzer Student Center. The title of that presentation is “What I (as a Christian) Have Learned from Muslims Classical and Contemporary.”

The second presentation will take place at 7 p.m. in the same location. The title of that lecture is “Persistent Problems in Muslim-Christian-Jewish Interactions.” These lectures are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Cindy Tyree at 317-788-2106.

Burrell is an internationally renowned Christian theologian, who has contributed much to interfaith understanding. This event promises to be a significant opportunity for exploring what Christians can learn from other faith traditions even as we engage the persistent problems that have made interfaith interaction difficult in the past.

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Burrell has contributed much to interfaith understanding.