Welcome to the Manchester Centre for the Study of Christianity and Islam, MCSCI.

MCSCI is supported by Nazarene Theological College. It aims to provide educational excellence in the area of Christianity and Islam.

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If you would like to talk to someone about what MCSCI offers, please contact the Directors.


Rev Canon Dr. Phil Rawlings


Tel: 0161 438 1926 (Ext. 1935)

(On the left)

Rev Dr. Dwight D. Swanson


Tel: 0161 438 1926 (Ext. 1928)

The Vision

MCSCI works through teaching, learning, resourcing, equipping, and facilitating encounter and reflection in multiple ways:

¨      at the grassroots, to engage people and churches and raise awareness of the need for Christians to encounter Muslim people and develop an understanding of the Islamic faith, traditions and practices;

¨      by developing specific classes and programmes that explore ways Christians can encounter and engage with Islam in local and global settings;

¨      partnering with others to train people engaged in mission;

¨      developing research-led practice in relation to Islam and Christianity; with academic excellence, resourcing the global church with specialists.