Is Dialogue Going Anywhere? Reflections on a Century of Christian-Muslim Relations

Annual Joint Lectures 2012


Lecture 1: 100 years of Muslim-Christian Dialogue: A Christian Reflection

Rev'd Colin Chapman, Academic Adviser, Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies

Colin was until 2003 Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Near East School of Theology, Beirut, Lebanon, and now lives in semi-retirement near Cambridge. He has worked for 17 years in different places in the Middle East, and also taught at Trinity College, Bristol and Crowther Hall, Selly Oak, Birmingham.

Most recently, he co-edited Between Naivety and Hostility: Uncovering the best Christian responses to Islam in Britain (Milton Keynes: Authentic, 2011) with Steve Bell.


Lecture 2: 100 years of Muslim-Christian Dialogue: A Muslim Reflection

Dr. Ataullah Siddiqui, Markfield Institute of Higher Education

Ataullah is a Reader in Religious Pluralism and Inter-Faith Relations at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education where he was also the Director of the Institute from 2001 to 2008. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Gloucestershire and a Visiting Fellow at York St. John’s University.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh.