7th International Dialogue Australasia Network Conference 15-17 April 2009

Teaching the Abrahamic Religions: Christianity in Dialogue with Judaism & Islam

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Opening Keynote Address by Dr Peter Vardy - The God of Abraham: Truth, Unity and Discord

LISTEN to post Conference interview 26.4.09
with Dr Peter Vardy & Professor Andy Wright on ABC Sunday Nights with John Cleary

DAN Conference DVD Table of Contents

Article of Interest: Islamic Schools in Australia – by Peter Jones, The Friends’ School, Hobart

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Relations between Christians, Jews and Muslims are among the most divisive, challenging and important issues in the world today. Despite their often violent differences, each share a common heritage as the Children of Abraham and the worship of one God. In a time when understanding these three religions has taken on a new and critical urgency, this important conference will equip educators with practical strategies and resources to enable students to explore the similarities, differences and relationships between the Abrahamic faith traditions.

Delegates will receive a DVD containing PowerPoints, teaching notes and video resources.

2009 DAN Conference Programme



  • Dr Peter Vardy, Vice-Principal, Heythrop College, University of London
  • Professor Andrew Wright, Religious and Theological Education, King’s College,
    University of London
  • Professor Abdullah Saeed, Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies,
    University of Melbourne
  • Paul Forgasz, Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University
  • Rod Pattenden, Chair of the Blake Prize for Religious Art
  • Dr Nicholas Coleman, Head of Religious Education, Wesley College, Victoria
  • Shakira Hussein, Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University

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Heythrop College, University of London

Heythrop College, the specialist Philosophy and Theology College of the University of London, will waive overseas fees and charge European fees to any student from Australia or New Zealand who wishes to study for the BA in Abrahamic Religions. This offer is available to any student from a school who registers a delegate at the 2009 DAN Conference and is redeemable until 2011. Further information will be provided at the Conference.


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