Discussion and Lesson Plan Now Available On Historical Muslim-Christian Covenants Interfaith Panel

December 16, 2021

This webinar and accompanying lesson plan is the first in a series ING is presenting between Muslims and other communities of faith to learn more about each other and foster warmer relations near holidays. We invite educators and community members to view ING’s Winter holiday panel and lesson plan on “Covenants Between Muslims and Christians” with John Andrew Morrow, PhD (Muslim), and Sister Marianne Farina, PhD (Christian). The panelists discuss the significance of Christmas, Muslim-Christian relations, and a series of historical covenants or agreements that the Prophet Muhammad (570-632) sent to Christian communities throughout the Middle East or Western Asia, which guaranteed Christians and Muslims the freedom to practice their respective religions in peace and security, rights that were also extended to Jews, Zoroastrians, and other religious communities.

Explore the lesson plan for teaching about the Covenants between Muslims and Christians, which includes guiding questions, writing activities, appendices with two covenants, and additional resources. Teachers and students are also encouraged to compare the religious freedoms contained in the Covenants with those in the US Bill of Rights and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.