Mary, Jesus and His Birth from the Perspectives of Christianity and Islam

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:30 in Discussion Forums

Date: 18th Mar 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: 5 Birch Road, Sheffield S9 3XL


  • Christine Jackson
  • Dr Ismail Mesut Sezgin, Executive Director, Centre for Hizmet Studies


As well as having inherently different approaches and aspects, Christianity and Islam have some common grounds and subjects and the Holy Prophet of Christianity Jesus is an example. In order to have a deeper understanding of how Christianity and Islam approach Mary, Jesus and the birth of Jesus, we are holding a seminar. Mrs. Christine Jackson will speak about the Christian approach and Dr Ismail Mesut Sezgin will speak about the Muslim approach on these issues. The event will take place on Monday, 18th March 2019 at our community building in Attercliffe, Sheffield. We will have the opportunity to view and analyse how these two different beliefs see these issues at the same time. The event will start at 6.30pm and will consist of two sessions and a refreshment break. We kindly invite anyone who is interested. We also believe that such events give us the opportunity to get together and get to know new people. Therefore, everyone is welcome. The event is free of charge.

Speaker Biographies

Christine Jackson is a retired technician, married with two adult sons and has lived in Sheffield all her life. She was born into a Christian family and has been a member of the Methodist Church for sixty years and a Local Preacher for over fifty years. She leads Christian worship in different Methodist churches around Sheffield most Sundays.

Dr Ismail Mesut Sezgin holds his Doctorate from the Institute for Spirituality, Religion and Public Life at Leeds Beckett University. His thesis was titled Moral Responsibility in Contemporary Islam. His research interests include ethics, Islam, Political Islam, Sufism and Turkish Politics, religious movements, extremism. Sezgin is the Executive Director of the Centre for Hizmet Studies.