Conference approaches with a new name!


Here at the Centre, we are getting pretty excited about our conference, Evangelical Responses to Islamic Revival. There’s a lot of work still to do but we think it will be a great event.

It’s got even more exciting now that we’ve been able to confirm an extra speaker. Dr Greg Livingstone, who was the founder of Frontiers, will be giving a speech outlining the picture of Believers of a Muslim Background (BMBs) – those who have come from a Muslim culture, family or personal religious conviction and who are now followers of Jesus Christ.

Also speaking at the conference will be:

  • Dr Michael Lodahl (Professor of Theology and World Religions, Point Loma Nazarene University, California)
  • Dr Martin Accad (Director, Institute of Middle East Studies at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary)
  • Dr Salim Munayer (Founder, Musalaha, Jerusalem)
  • Dr Phil Lewis (Lecturer in Peace Studies, University of Bradford/Bradford Churches for Dialogue & Diversity)

In addition to formal Keynote Speeches, there will be a series of smaller discussion groups available for delegates to explore certain issues in the area of Christian responses to Islam today. The issues to be covered will range from the Refugee Crisis to different Muslim groups (the peaceful and the militant), plus matters such as the legitimate uses Christians can have for the Qur’an, and the interplay between human rights and texts such as the Bible and Qur’an.

We hope to see as many people as possible take part in what we expect will be a fantastic event – so if you haven’t already, please book a place at our conference!

The conference itself takes place at Didsbury in south Manchester, from Thursday 7th January to Saturday 9th January 2015. Please book by 10th December, as places are limited and we do not want you to be disappointed.