Course Details for: Jesus (a) - Children's Christmas Workshop



Overview

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25th as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian and secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church services, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world turning it into an overly commercialised ‘religious’ holiday.

The purpose of this workshop is to educate our children on the Islamic narrative of Prophet Jesus (a), the origins of Christmas and its relevance to Muslims and the misconceptions held by Muslims surrounding it. 

Description

This will cover some of the following areas:

Story of Jesus (a)

  • His Mother Mary (a)
  • His Birth
  • The initial response from the people
  • His Miracles
  • His disciples
  • His ‘death’

Christmas

  • It’s origins
  • It’s linguistic definition
  • It’s cultural significance
  • It’s reality within the Christian tradition
  • Commercialism

Misconceptions

  • Muslims celebrating Christmas
  • Giving cards and gifts
  • Greeting people with ‘Merry Christmas’
  • Muslims having Christmas trees and other decorations
Requirements & Pre-requisites

N/A

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Register Location Start Date Cost
Luton Sixth Form College, Luton 20 Dec 2017 10.00