Theology For All Conference 2011


At the Theology For All day conference at Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge, on 29th October 2011 Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali spoke on the person and work of Christ in a plural world, and on how Christ's uniqueness relates to culture and to people of other faiths.


Listen to the talks.

The Person of Christ

The Work of Christ

Christ and Culture











Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali


Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali was the 106th Bishop of Rochester, for 15 years, until 1 September 2009.

He is originally from Asia and was the first non-white Diocesan Bishop in the Church of England. He was appointed in 1994. Before that he was the General Secretary of CMS from 1989-1994. He holds both British and Pakistani citizenship and was Bishop of Raiwind in Pakistan from 1984 to 1986.

From 1999 he was a member of the House of Lords where he was active in a number of areas of national and international concern. He has both a Christian and a Muslim family background and is now President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Development (OXTRAD).

Michael’s secondary education was in Pakistan. He read Economics, Sociology and Islamic History at the University of Karachi, and Theology at Fitzwilliam College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

His interests have led him to research and study in several fields, including comparative literature, comparative philosophy of religion and theology at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and elsewhere. He has taught at colleges and universities in the United Kingdom and Pakistan. He is a Senior Fellow of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and an Honorary Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He is Visiting Professor of Theology and Religious Studies in the University of Greenwich and on the Faculty of the London School of Theology (LST) affiliated to the Universities of Brunel and Middlesex.
Michael has been a visiting lecturer in a number of universities and colleges in the UK, Canada, the USA and Australia. He has travelled widely in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. He is the author of ten books and of numerous articles on Mission, Ecumenism, the Anglican Communion, and relations with people of other faiths (particularly Islam).