“Islam and Us: understanding our neighbors” the 2009 Gulf Coast Lecture Series at the Gulf Shores, Al. First Presbyterian Church

Gulf Shores, AL, First Presbyterian Church lecture series
Gulf Shores, AL, First Presbyterian Church lecture series

For more information contact

Gulf Shores First Presbyterian Church


(251) 968-7720


Oct. 4  5:30 p.m. Dr. George Douglas: “TheBasics of Islam”

Oct. 11 5:30 p.m.  Dr. Bert Hayes: “Islam in Writing: Qur’an and Sharia”

Oct. 18 5:30 p.m.  “The Islam I Know” – a local muslim’s perspective

Oct. 25  4:00 depart Gulf Shores for Mobile, AL to attend a dinner (5:30, $5.00 rsvp required) and lecture (6:30) by Dr. Miroslav Volf

As the Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School, Dr. Miroslav Volf, a native of war- ravaged Croatia, works to promote a theology of forgiveness, non-violence and unity. A member of the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Church in Croatia where his father was pastor, Dr. Volf spent more than a decade involved in international ecumenical dialogues, including the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Building Bridges Seminar on Muslim Christian Relations and the Vatican Council for Promotion of Christian Unity.

Educated in Croatia, the United States and Germany, Dr. Volf earned doctoral and post-doctoral degrees with highest honors from the University of Tubingen in Germany. He has frequently taught and lectured in Central and Eastern Europe.

His book Exclusion and Embrace, was selected as among the 100 best religious books of the 20th Century by Christianity Today.

Dr. Miroslav Volf
Dr. Miroslav Volf

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