SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

Monks, Magi and Mosques: Religion Along the Silk Road

Bishop Michael Nazir Ali

Date: 6 February 2017Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 6 February 2017Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture

Lecture to coincide with the exhibition Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams 19 January – 25 March 2017.

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali is the President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue (OXTRAD). He was Bishop of Rochester from 1994- 2009. He was the General Secretary of the Church Mission Society (CMS). He was the Bishop of Raiwind in Pakistan, where he has both a Christian and a Muslim family background. From 1999, Bishop Michael was a member of the House of Lords where he was active in a number of areas of national and international concerns. Between 1997 and 2003, he was a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and chair of its Ethics and Law Committee and was also the chair of the Rochester Commission on woman bishops. He was also President of the Network for Interfaith Relations (NIFCON) of the Anglican Communion. He has studied, researched and taught at a number of colleges and universities, in Karachi, Oxford and Cambridge.

He is the author of several books. His latest book is Faith, Freedom and the Future; Challenges for the 21st Century (2016).


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Monks, Magi and Mosques: Religion Along the Silk Road by Bishop Michael Nazir Ali

Organised by

Marian Chanduray (Bhukari), and the Brunei Gallery, SOAS in conjunction with the London Middle East Institute

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