Welcome to MCSCI


Welcome the website of the Manchester Centre for the Study of Christianity and Islam.

The Centre is a project supported by Nazarene Theological College, aiming to create a centre of educational excellence in the area of Christianity and Islam.

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If you would like to talk to someone about the centre and what is likely to be offered contact the Centre Directors.


Revd. Canon Phil Rawlings


Tel: 0161 438 1926 (Ext. 1935)


Revd. Dr. Dwight D. Swanson


Tel: 0161 438 1926 (Ext. 1928)


The Vision:

The centre seeks to work 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.