Why Support the Arthur Jeffery Centre?
Since its inception on 1st January, 2008 the Arthur Jeffery Centre (formally the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths) has made significant progress in developing its activities:
For this work to continue and develop in the future it requires:
– staff and administration costs
– the development and presentation of community courses
– the purchase of books on other faiths for the library
– funding special events
– funding student scholarships
What Our Students Are Saying
“If we are to serve effectively in a multi-faith, multicultural Australia and we need to understand the rich diversity that can be expressed by adherents of any one faith system. That’s why I value the Arthur Jeffery Centre classes such as: Islam - History and Institutions, and Christian Ministry in Islamic Contexts. I highly recommend these, (and the other Arthur Jeffery Centre subjects) for anyone who is committed to thoughtful and productive engagement. These subjects have helped me to avoid unhelpful stereotypes and given me, not only a heightened assurance in my own Christian faith, but the ability to confidently engage and minister to Muslims as individual people – right here in Victoria!”
"Studying with the Arthur Jeffery Centre has benefited me greatly both in the academic sphere, and in the sphere of practical ministry. I have deepened my knowledge of Islam, gained a better understanding of the close connections between the early Islamic history and various processes taking place in the contemporary Muslim world, and acquired important skills in bringing the Good News to Muslims."