I regularly speak to schools on behalf of the charity Speakers for Schools.
At Flixton Girls' School in Manchester, I was specifically asked to talk about the relationship between Christianity and Islam. As it was less than two months since the Manchester Arena bombing, I considered that any talk to schoolchildren about Islam also needed to address violent Islamist extremism since it would be at the front of the pupils' minds.
I recorded the lecture, and it can now be watched below as a self-advancing PowerPoint presentation.
There are four books mentioned in the bibliography.
Two of the are already reviewed on this website:
“In The Shadow Of The Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World” by Tom Holland
"Islam – Past Present and Future" by Hans Kung
I intend to write reviews of the other two, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” by Reza Aslan and “Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea” by Shiraz Maher as soon as I can.
Near the beginning, I mention that the relgious analysis is based on my page Triangulating the Abrahamic faiths – measuring the closeness of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This looks at the relationship between the three faiths in much more detail than one can in a short talk.
My first presentation recording was done on the spur of the moment, just putting my iPhone 6 on the table and relying on its built in microphone. See my page Lecture: One Muslim’s Perspective on Religious Freedom.
Once I found recording presentations worthwhile, I purchased a high quality Sennheiser digital lapel microphone which plugs into the data socket of my iPhone 6. That produces a much better recording.