Michael Nazir-Ali

Former Bishop of Rochester, UK.

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali was the first non-white diocesan bishop in the Church of England, and for 15 years was the 106th Bishop of Rochester. Before then, he was the Bishop of Raiwind in Pakistan. By virtue of his seniority as an Anglican bishop, Pakistan-born Nazir-Ali served as a parliamentarian in the British House of Lords. He has long been a pioneer in Christian-Muslim dialogue, having headed his Church’s dialogue with Al-Azhar University. Nazir-Ali’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. Read more

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali has written numerous books, including:

  • Triple Jeopardy for the West: Aggressive Secularism, Radical Islamism and Multiculturalism (Bloomsbury, 2012)
  • Conviction and Conflict: Islam, Christianity and World Order (Continuum, 2005)
  • Frontiers in Christian-Muslim Encounter (Regnum, 1987)

Contribution (Book and Lecture Series)
Zurich, 30 May 2013
The “Arab Spring” and its Aftermath: Implications for Muslim-Christian Relations