IIC is pleased to offer its Faith and Interfaith interviews on DVD (PAL Region Free). Total running time is nearly 4 hours and those interviewed are John Hick, Farid Esack, Andre Porto, Yehuda Stolov, Chandra Muzaffar and Keith Ward – brief introductions below.
The DVDs cost £12 each (including postage). You may either send us a cheque, payable to International Interfaith Centre and posted with your order to Sandy Bharat, 12 New Beveridge House, Wood Farm Road, Oxford OX3 8PJ, or send an email to iic at interfaith-centre.org.
Keith Ward was born in 1938, and taught philosophy in British and American Universities for most of his working life. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1972, and has since taught some theology too. He was F D Maurice Professor of Moral and Social Theology in the University of London, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion at London, and will be Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University until his retirement in summer 2003. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and author of many books.
Yehuda Stolov is an Orthodox Jew, an international interfaith peace activist and writer, born in 1961 and living in Israel. He has studied Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Yehuda is Director of the Interfaith Encounter Association (www.interfaith-encounter.org/) in Israel, a member of the United Religions Initiative Global Council, and a member of several international Advisory Panels. He is married to Lia and father to Ma’ayan and Ofer.
John Hick, philosopher of religion and theologian, has taught in universities on both sides of the Atlantic, has engaged with Hindus and Sikhs in India, and with Buddhists in Sri Lanka and Japan, and has been part of international Buddhist-Christian and Jewish-Christian Muslim dialogue groups. He has written many books which have been translated into many languages, the most recent being The Fifth Dimension: An Exploration of the Spiritual Realm. He is vice president of the World Congress of Faiths and an IIC International Consultant.
Farid Esack is a South African Muslim Theologian who studied in South Africa, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and Germany As a person committed to inter-religious solidarity for justice and peace and the struggle against apartheid, he played a leading role in the United Democratic Front, The Call of Islam, the Organisation of People Against Sexism and the World Conference on Religion & Peace. Among others, he has written But Moses went toPharaoh, Qur’an, Liberation and Pluralism, On Being a Muslim and An Introduction to the Qur’an (forthcoming). Dr Esack was until recently a Commissioner on Gender Equality and is currently Visiting Professor in Auburn Theological in New York.
Andre Porto is a Brazilian social activist whose religion is Service and whose spiritual background is influenced by indigenous traditions, marxism, astrology, Nature and Taoism. He is programme coordinator for Viva Rio, an interfaith organisation with 3000 volunteers working in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, and is actively engaged in national and international interfaith activity.
Chandra Muzaffar, a Muslim from Malaysia, is a political scientist, an academic for many years, and now President of the International Movement for a Just World, an NGO focusing on issues of global justice from spiritual and moral perspectives. Interfaith dialogue has been one of his priorities and he is a Peace Councillor of the international interfaith Peace Council and a board member of Common Ground, an international movement against all forms of discrimination and racism.