Summary of 2016 Conference

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Dr Dwight Swanson

At the end of the 2016 MCSCI Conference, “Evangelical Responses to Islamic Revival”, there was a review of all the main content that had been presented during the 3-day event. Anchored by Dr Dwight Swanson, Co-Director of MCSCI, this aimed to give a brief summary of everything that had gone before.

This 20-minute recording may be a good starting point for you if you are new to the field, want to know which speeches might interest you further and the ethos of the whole event.

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This is a recording of the speech, which has been edited for clarity and to remove some questions (which could not be heard over the microphone).

Islamic Revival Worldwide

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Martin Accad

The speech “Islamic Revival Worldwide” was given by Dr Martin Accad, who is a Lecturer at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary and Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies in Beirut.

This was the second speech at the MCSCI Conference in January 2016.

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Abstract: Islamic Revival Worldwide

Dr Accad writes:

The emergence of ISIS as a transnational group over the summer of 2014, and the developments since then, significantly stirs our understanding of the future of Islamic revivalism globally. In order to know what potential scenarios to expect in the years ahead and to plan adequately as we think about God’s mission in the world, we need to understand both the most significant current dimensions of ISIS, as well as some of the historical background of where we find ourselves today. The present lecture will begin with an exploration of both the geopolitical and the socio-religious dimensions of Islamic revivalism today. In a second step, we will look at the historical and theological backgrounds of a group like ISIS. Finally, we will look at the implications for the future, both for our understanding and practice.

When can I hear him?

Dr Accad is expected to bring the conference’s second speech, “Islamic Revival Worldwide”, on Thursday 7th January 2016 at approximately 7:30pm.

Please note that all times are given as-planned in good faith, but the schedule may be amended without notice if required.

Who is he?

Martin was born in Lebanon and grew up and lived there through the civil war (1975-1990). He undertook seminary studies at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut and then completed a Master’s degree (MPhil) and a PhD (DPhil) at the University of Oxford in the UK (1996-2001). Martin has been back in Lebanon since 2001, based at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary. He directs ABTS’ Institute of Middle East Studies, which he founded in 2003, and teaches in the areas of Islam, Middle-Eastern Christianity and Christian-Muslim relations, both at ABTS and annually at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He is co-founder and “Senior Fellow on Middle East Program” of the Centre on Religion and Global Affairs. He describes his life vision as to bring about positive transformation in thinking and practice between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East and Beyond.

Publications

Martin has contributed many articles and chapters in international academic journals and publications, including “Just Peacemaking in Light of Global Challenges from Muslims” (in Petersen, Stassen and Norton, Formation for Life, Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2013); “Christian Attitudes toward Islam and Muslims: A Kerygmatic Approach” (in Reisacher, ed. Toward Respectful Understanding and Witness among Muslims, William Carey Library, Pasadena: 2012); “Mission at the Intersection of Religion and Empire” (IJFM 28:4, Winter 2011); “Loving Neighbor in Word and Deed: What Jesus Meant” (in Volf, bin Muhammad and Yarrington, eds. A Common Word, Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids: 2010). He is also currently working on a book on conflict and Christian-Muslim relations and theological dialogue. With a mixed Lebanese and Swiss parental heritage, he is at home in practically any culture and lives and works in Lebanon by choice and calling.

Martin blogs regularly at: IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

Conference Schedule

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You can download the latest version of the schedule here: Daily schedule (web) – correct as of 11 December

While all effort will be made to avoid it, the organisers reserve the right to amend session timing, content and speakers if required.

Day 1 – Thursday 7th January

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Dr Phil Lewis

Morning

The conference will start on the morning of Thursday 7th January. After registration at 10am, there will be a short period of worship followed by our first keynote speech by Dr Phil Lewis.

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After that first speech, we break for lunch.

Afternoon

Thursday afternoon will be occupied with two sessions of seminar-style discussion groups. Delegates will be able to choose two issues to be part of discussions on (with some offered in both sessions). Discussion topics are planned as follows:

  • What is happening to Islam in the UK? (with Phil Lewis)
  • European Christian Response to Islam (with Gordon Hickson)
  • Making sense of Muslim groups (with Richard McCallum)
  • Christian use of the Qur’an (with Michael Lodahl)
  • Evangelism and the Muslim (with Dan Miller)
  • Believers of a Muslim Background (BMBs) and the Church (with Roxy Foulkes)
  • Churches’ response to Islam in Britain (with Richard McCallum)
  • What is happening to Islam Worldwide – trends and movements? (with Martin Accad)
  • Israel/Palestine today (with Salim Munayer)

The conference will then break for delegates to get an evening meal, visit exhibition stands and take part in networking, before reconvening for the evening speech.

Evening

Martin Accad

Dr Martin Accad

The evening will conclude with our second keynote speech, by Dr Martin Accad (Director, Institute of Middle East Studies at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary)

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Read more about Dr Accad and his speech “Islamic Revival Worldwide”.

The day is due to end at around 9pm.

Day 2 – Friday 8th January

Morning

Dr Salim Munayer

Dr Salim Munayer

Day two begins as on day one – with a time for worship together – but slightly earlier at 9am.

Immediately after this will be the third keynote speech of the conference, by Dr Salim Munayer.

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Read more about Dr Munayer and his speech, “Israel-Palestine and the Clash of Domination”.

Following a short coffee break, there will be another session of seminar-style discussion groups. Delegates will be able to choose one issue to be part of discussions on, with discussion topics planned as follows:

  • Dialogue as an evangelical response to Islam (with Martin Accad)
  • The work of reconciliation – is there any hope? (with Salim Munayer)
  • Crises in the Muslim communities? (with Roxy Foulkes)
  • Christian response to the Refugee crisis locally (with Dave Smith)
  • Contextualised communities of Believers from a Muslim Background (with Greg Livingstone)

Once these discussions are complete, we will break for lunch.

Afternoon

Dr Michael Lodahl

Dr Michael Lodahl

Immediately after lunch will be the fourth keynote speech of the conference, by Dr Michael Lodahl.

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Read more about Dr Lodahl and his speech, “‘That They May See Your Good Works and Glorify Your Father in Heaven’: A Wesleyan Theology of Evangelistic Engagement with Muslim People”.

Following a short coffee break, there will be a final session of seminar-style discussion groups. Delegates will be able to choose one issue to be part of discussions on, with discussion topics planned as follows:

  • What is happening to Islam Worldwide – trends and movements? (with Martin Accad)
  • Abrahamic Faith in dialogue (with Michael Lodahl)
  • European Christian Response to Islam (with Gordon Hickson)
  • Christian response to the Refugee crisis locally (with Dave Smith)
  • Contextualised communities of Believers from a Muslim Background (with Greg Livingstone)

The conference will then break for delegates to get an evening meal, visit exhibition stands and take part in networking, before reconvening for the evening speech.

Evening

The evening will conclude with the fifth keynote speech of the conference, by Dr Greg Livingstone.

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Read more about Dr Livingstone and his speech, “A Worldwide picture of Believers from a Muslim Background”.

Day 3 – Saturday 9th January

Day three is a half-day, designed to aid those who have to be home in their own church setting on Sunday morning.

Morning

Gordon Hickson

Gordon Hickson

After morning worship at 9am, the final keynote speech of the conference will take place, by Gordon Hickson.

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Read more about Gordon and his speech, “Christian Responses to Islam in Europe”.

Following a short coffee break, there will be a final session to review the content of the conference, which will be anchored by Dr Dwight Swanson and Rev Canon Phil Rawlings, who are co-Directors of MCSCI.

Afternoon

Lunch will be provided at 1pm.

There are no further sessions planned; we hope this should allow those who need to travel some distance to get away without missing anything. However, delegates are welcome to stay and network over an extended lunch period.

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A World-wide picture of Believers from Muslim background

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Dr Greg Livingstone

Dr Greg Livingstone

The speech “A World-wide picture of Believers from Muslim background” was given by Dr Greg Livingstone, who founded Frontiers.

This was the fourth speech at the MCSCI Conference in January 2016.

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This is a recording of the speech, which has been edited for clarity and to remove some questions (which could not be heard over the microphone).

Abstract: A World-wide picture of Believers from Muslim background

Dr Livingstone writes:

The Worse of times; the Best of times.” Are we really in the midst of the greatest turning to Christ among Muslims in fourteen centuries?

 

 

Since 1979, and even more since 1999, clearly God is doing more than we realize among the 24% of all the men, women, and children across the globe that are loyal to Mohammed. But where is the lasting fruit?

 

 

Undocumented stories, (e.g. Tens of thousands of Muslims are falling in love with Jesus”) passed on by hopeful saints, should cause us to increase our determination to ‘love God with our minds.  How can we discern the difference between pragmatic acquiescence (tickets to the West? Islamic universalism?) vs. true repentance and reliance on Christ’s redeeming work on the Cross with intention to obey Him as Lord and Saviour?

 

 

What can/should be done, by whom, for Muslims who are ‘moving towards’ the Saviour, but not yet in the Kingdom?

When can I hear him?

Dr Livingstone is expected to bring the conference’s fourth speech, “A World-wide picture of Believers from Muslim background”, on Friday 8th January 2016 at approximately 7:30pm. Day visitors are asked to arrive no later than 9:15am to allow time for registration.

Please note that all times are given as-planned in good faith, but the schedule may be amended without notice if required.

Who is he?

Greg is from Aspen, Colorado and Sally grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  They met at Wheaton College.  Greg has his doctorate from BIOLA in Missiology, and Sally her MS in Family Counseling from Villanova University. They currently live in High Wycombe working with a church planting team among Pakistani Muslims.

The Livingstones have three sons, Evan, David and Paul born in India, Germany and Lebanon.  They have seven grandchildren.  Their sons: a lawyer, a Univ. prof, and a Teacher and artist of World Music.

Frontiers‘ mission is to glorify God by planting churches via apostolic teams among all Muslim peoples working in coordination with others who share the same vision.    The Livingstones are also Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) World Outreach Missionaries and are thereby supported in part and accountable to the EPC.

Greg and Sally have ministered to Muslims in India, Lebanon, and Malaysia.  They are now based in the U.K. where they coach church planters among Pakistanis in England.

Greg’s ‘first love’ is as a ‘team forming coach’ who births and deploys pioneer teams of citizens and ex-pats aimed at establishing house churches led by their own Muslim-background elders.  Presently he is recruiting for the Tatars and Chechen of Russia, Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Pakistan.

Livingstone was instrumental in founding both Operation Mobilization and Frontiers, and in giving leadership to Arab World Ministries and World Outreach of the Evangelical Presbyterian church. Greg & Sarah have help facilitate the placement and coaching of over 1400 long term missionaries in 40 countries with these and other agencies.

Publications

In the equipping areas, Greg specializes in the history of ministry to Muslims.  He is convinced that effective discipling and church-planting requires a thorough knowledge of the past.  He is presently writing a textbook: A History of Christian Mission To Muslims.

The Livingstones’ life story is published as You’ve Got Libya.

Christian Responses to Islam in Europe (speech)

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Gordon Hickson

Gordon Hickson

The speech “Christian Responses to Islam in Europe” was given by Gordon Hickson. Gordon is the National Co-ordinator for Mahabba.

This will be the final speech at the MCSCI Conference in January 2016.

Listen to this speech

This is a recording of the speech, which has been edited for clarity and to remove some questions (which could not be heard over the microphone).

Abstract: Christian Responses to Islam in Europe

Gordon writes:

The last generation of responses to Islam in Britain and Europe have largely tended to feature the specialists and returning missionaries who have worked overseas with Muslim people groups.

The landscape across Europe has now changed making it imperative that we find God’s strategy to awaken the sleeping giant of the church, out of its fear or often indifference, and enable them to see local Muslim people as incredible “treasures in darkness” that are surrounding us, longing to really know God, and have an encounter with him.

Gordon will talk from his personal experience from the perspective of Mahabba, which is motivating and mobilizing a new generation of ordinary Christians who are willing to sacrificially pray for and reach out to their Muslim neighbours. Both the Polemic and the Irenic responses have been used successfully, so we will talk through the dynamics of our responses and the opportunities that are facing us.

When can I hear him?

Gordon is expected to bring the conference’s final speech, “Christian Responses to Islam in Europe”, on Saturday 9th January 2016 at approximately 9:30am. Day visitors are asked to arrive no later than 9:15am to allow time for registration.

Please note that all times are given as-planned in good faith, but the schedule may be amended without notice if required.

Who is he?

Gordon Hickson comes from a military and business background working across the Middle East. He then worked for 5 years in Africa and Asia as the International Campaign Director for Reinhard Bonnke, working into a number of Islamic Cities. On his return he became an Assemblies of God Minister, and their Missions Director for the Muslim World.

After many years of pastoring, he travelled extensively ministering with Heartcry, the Ministry developed by his wife Rachel, as well as setting up the London Prayernet as a 24/7 prayer shield over London. For several years he also travelled with Bro Yun, the Heavenly Man, before finally being hi-jacked by God into the Anglican Church!

In 2005 he was ordained in the Anglican Church, and served for almost 6 years as Parish Vicar of St Aldates Church in Oxford, where he set up the ministry of Mahabba with Tim Green.

Since 2012 he has been the National Coordinator for Mahabba, motivating and mobilizing ordinary Christians to unveil Jesus to Muslims. He is married to Rachel who runs her Charity “Heartcry for Change”, and they have four grandchildren and two married children, Nicola who has just planted a new Hillsong Church in Melbourne Australia, and David who is working into Zimbabwe with a heart to see the Nation restored.

‘That They May See Your Good Works and Glorify Your Father in Heaven’: A Wesleyan Theology of Evangelistic Engagement with Muslim People

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Dr Michael Lodahl

Dr Michael Lodahl

The speech “‘That They May See Your Good Works and Glorify Your Father in Heaven’: A Wesleyan Theology of Evangelistic Engagement with Muslim People” was given by Dr Michael Lodahl. Dr Lodahl is Professor of Theology and World Religions at Point Loma Nazarene University, California.

This was the fourth speech at the MCSCI Conference in January 2016.

Listen to this speech

This is a recording of the speech, which has been edited for clarity and to remove questions (which could not be heard over the microphone).

Abstract: ‘That They May See Your Good Works and Glorify Your Father in Heaven’: A Wesleyan Theology of Evangelistic Engagement with Muslim People

Dr Lodahl writes:

Working from an explicit grounding in the Wesleyan theological tradition, this essay explores three contemporary approaches to Christian evangelism among Muslim people.

The first involves the attempt to share the gospel specifically through the use of the Qur’an. This approach operates as there there is no Muslim “community of interpretation” and so transgresses both contemporary sensibilities regarding texts and their interpretive communities, but also the deeply Wesleyan affirmation of the importance of the religious community for true saintliness.

The second contemporary approach centers in the rather sensationalistic accounts of dreams and visions among Muslims that point such experiencers toward faith in Jesus as God’s Son and Living Lord. Given John Wesley’s clear fascination with remarkable spiritual experiences, the Wesleyan tradition includes a willingness to examine the reports of these contemporary experiences and, if deemed valid, to celebrate the unusual workings of God’s Spirit.

Finally, the third approach involves what seems to have been Wesley’s most fervent hope for evangelism, especially in his classic sermon “The General Spread of the Gospel.” For Wesley, the most powerful tool of witness would be communities of Christian believers who fervently love God with all their strength and love one another in tangible, material ways that bear social witness to the love and grace of God in Jesus Christ — that is, in Jesus’s words in the Sermon on the Mount, “that they may see your [plural, i.e., collective] good works, and glorify your Father in heaven.”

When can I hear him?

Dr Lodahl is expected to bring the conference’s fourth speech, “Israel-Palestine and the Clash of Domination”, on Friday 8th January 2016 at approximately 2pm. Day visitors are asked to arrive no later than 9:15am to allow time for registration.

Please note that all times are given as-planned in good faith, but the schedule may be amended without notice if required.

Who is he?

Dr. Michael Lodahl is Professor of Theology and World Religions at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. Prior to moving to Point Loma in 1999, Dr. Lodahl taught theology at his alma mater, Northwest Nazarene University, for 11 years. An ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Dr. Lodahl has served as a pastor in California, Georgia and Idaho.

He is also privileged to have taught or lectured in Israel, Kenya, Russia, Kazakhstan, Germany, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Mexico, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.

Dr. Lodahl is married to Janice, who grew up in Ohio. They have been blessed with three wonderful children and two fabulous grandchildren.

Publications

Dr. Lodahl received his PhD in Theological Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the author or editor of eight books, the most recent of which, Claiming Abraham: Reading the Bible and the Qur’an Side by Side (2010), was a shortlisted finalist title for the 2013 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing. He loves to ride his bike, play with his grandkids, walk along the beach with his wife and watch pelicans glide along the Pacific surf.

Israel-Palestine and the Clash of Domination

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Dr Salim Munayer

Dr Salim Munayer

The speech “Israel-Palestine and the Clash of Domination” will be given by Dr Salim Munayer, who founded Musalaha, in Jerusalem

This will be the third speech at the MCSCI Conference in January 2016.

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This is a recording of the speech, which has been edited for clarity and to remove questions (which could not be heard over the microphone).

Notes

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Abstract: Israel-Palestine and the Clash of Domination

Dr Munayer writes:

In this paper we will look at a Middle Eastern Christian perspective and response to the clash between political Islam and Western political ideology.  We will also reflect on the effects of the nation-state’s breakdown on Middle Eastern Christians, and radical Islam’s marginalization of this group.

 

 

Middle Eastern Christians were leaders in the rise of nationalism in this region as it ensured better rights for minorities and upheld a group identity regardless of religious affiliation.  With the rise of political Islam, Middle Eastern Christians feel marginalized as implementation of sharia contradicts the Western secular values of nationalism.  At the same time, Middle Eastern Christians need to be aware of the non-Christian values that accompany secularism and Westernization and turn a critical eye not just toward political Islam, but also ourselves.  As followers of God, we cannot divorce politics from religion.  Additionally, we cannot only look inward and advocate the interests of our particular religious community.  We must articulate a model that includes a message of hope for us, and also for those around us, Christian, Muslim and Jewish.

When can I hear him?

Dr Munayer is expected to bring the conference’s third speech, “Israel-Palestine and the Clash of Domination”, on Friday 8th January 2016 at approximately 9:30am. Day visitors are asked to arrive no later than 9:15am to allow time for registration.

Please note that all times are given as-planned in good faith, but the schedule may be amended without notice if required.

Who is he?

Salim J. Munayer is director and founder of Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation, which has been bringing Israelis and Palestinian together since 1990 and creating a forum for reconciliation. Salim is a Palestinian-Israeli born in Lod as one of six children and received his BA from Tel Aviv University in History and Geography, his MA from Fuller Theological Seminary, graduate studies in New Testament from Pepperdine University and his PhD from the Oxford Centre of Mission Studies in the UK. Salim served as academic dean of the Bethlehem Bible College from 1989 to 2008, and is a professor at the college. He is also an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. Salim is married to Kay and has four sons, Jack, Daniel, John and Sam.

Publications

His doctoral dissertation was written on “The Ethnic Identity of Palestinian Arab Christian Adolescents in Israel.” He has published several books on Reconciliation, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and Christians in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, his most recent work was the groundbreaking book Through My Enemy’s Eyes, Envisioning Reconciliation in Israel-Palestine, co-authored with Lisa Loden.

Made in Britain – the birth of the adjectival Muslim

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Dr Phil Lewis

The speech “Made in Britain – the birth of the adjectival Muslim” was given by Dr Phil Lewis, who is a Lecturer in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, and also involved in Bradford Churches for Dialogue & Diversity.

This was the first speech at the MCSCI Conference in January 2016.

Listen to this speech

This is a recording of the speech, which has been edited for clarity and to remove questions (which could not be heard over the microphone).

Notes

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Abstract: Made in Britain – the birth of the adjectival Muslim

Dr Lewis writes:

When Jews in the 19th century Europe were allowed to access mainstream culture, the exposure of traditional Judaism with modernity generated what Lord Sacks has dubbed ‘the birth of the adjectival Jew’, a proliferation of Jewish ‘denominations’ which were often unable to maintain a dialogue across their deepening differences. Arguably, something similar is beginning to happen across Muslim communities in the UK.
First there is evidence of increasing experimentation within and across all three generations of Muslims in Britain. Let us take one example from each generation. First, Ziauddin Sardar’s pioneering journal, Critical Muslim evidences a self-criticism hardly imaginable ten years ago. Then, the call for the development of a mosque with all women governance in Bradford, as well as a centre for excellence for Muslim women; and thirdly, the emergence of a new ‘Muslim cool’ in the third generation, for example among Bengali youngsters in Tower Hamlets.
In reaction to such engagement, there is a measure of entrenchment and opposition both within ‘traditional Islam’ – especially the Deobandis and Salafis [the fastest growing movement in the UK] – as well as the growing attraction for a significant minority of extremist movements.
These changes can also be formulated as the shift from Islam being a ‘diaspora’ religion to one which is increasingly engaging wider British society, e.g. what counts as ‘Muslim politics’ can vary from ‘ethnic politics’ with a religious veneer [Bradford and Tower Hamlets] to a new pragmatism where Muslim communities are ethnically diverse as in Newham and Hackney.
In short, there is a new self-criticism emerging among Muslim organizations, activists and academics, informed by the social sciences. Also a readiness to acknowledge major social and religious challenges facing Islam and Muslim communities in the UK.

When can I hear him?

Dr Lewis is expected to bring the conference’s first speech, “Made in Britain – the birth of the adjectival Muslim”, on Thursday 7th January 2016 at approximately 11:15am. Delegates (including day visitors) are asked to arrive no later than 10:30am to allow time for registration.

Please note that all times are given as-planned in good faith, but the schedule may be amended without notice if required.

Who is he?

Dr Philip Lewis’s interest in Islam and Inter-Religious/Inter-Cultural  relations began more than thirty years ago when he spent  six years as a CMS Missionary at the ecumencial Christian Study Centre in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He has been advising Anglican bishops of Bradford on inter-faith relations for more than a quarter of a century. He has just retired from the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University where he lectured  on ‘Islam in the West: the challenge to co-existence’ & ‘Religions, conflict and peacemaking in a post-secular world’. He sits on a number of national commissions and is one of the scholar consultants to the national Christian Muslim Forum set up in 2006 by the Archbishop of Canterbury. At present he  is  a Visiting Fellow at York St John University and is a consultant on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations to the Bishop of Leeds.

Publications

 

The following selection of his publications give an idea of the range of his interests:

 

  • 2006, “Imams, ulema and Sufis: providers of bridging social capital for British Pakistanis?”, Contemporary South Asia, Vol. 15:3, pp 273-287.
  • 2007, Young, Muslim and British: for Continuum, London.
  • 2009, “For the Peace of the City: Bradford – a case-study in developing inter-community & inter-religious relations” in Stephen B. Goodwin (ed) World Christianity in Muslim Encounter, Continuum, London.
  • 2011, J.Birt & P.Lewis, “The Pattern of Islamic Reform in Britain: the Deobandis between intra-Muslim sectarianism and engagement with wider society” in S. Allievi and M. van Bruinessen (eds) Producing Islamic Knowledge, Transmission and dissemination in Western Europe, Routledge, London.
  • 2011’The religious formation and social roles of Imams serving the Pakistani diaspora in the UK’ in Marta Bolognani and Stepen M. Lyon (edss) Pakistan and Its Diaspora, Multidisciplinary Approaches, PalgraveMacmillan.
  • 2015 [forthcoming] ‘The Civic, religious and political incorporation of British Muslims and the Role of the Anglican Church: whose incorporation, which Islam?’ The Journal of Anglican Studies.