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Event: 'Conversation With Bishop Nazir-Ali' Print
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Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 At 06:30 PM
Contact Info:
Beth Snyder

The Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-AliThe Diocese of South Carolina has the privilege of hearing the Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali, speak this coming week, February 15-21, 2011. Bishop Nazir-Ali was the 106th Bishop of Rochester for 15 years, and is now serving as our Diocese's Visiting Bishop for Anglican Communion Relationships. Please advertise the opportunities in the vicinity of your parish/community. A bulletin insert of the information contained here is provided.

A Conversation with The Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir Ali

Visiting Bishop for Anglican Communion Relationships

Tuesday, February 15
6:30 p.m., St. James, James Island
West Charleston Deanery Convocation
A Conversation with the Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali
Bishop Lawrence will moderate an interview with Bishop Nazir-Ali, introducing him to the Diocese and addressing issues in the Anglican Communion. All welcome.

Wednesday, February 16
6:00 p.m., Church of Our Savior, Johns Island
Misssionary Training and Islam
The Church of Our Saviour has a team of individuals preparing for a mission trip to Africa. Bishop Nazir-Ali will speak to the group and all others interested on how to engage with Islam. All welcome.

Thursday, February 17
7:00 p.m., Church of the Cross, Bluffton, Calhoun St. Campus
A Conversation with the Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali
The Rev. Jeff Miller will moderate an interview with Bishop Nazir-Ali, introducing him to the Diocese and addressing issues in the Anglican Communion. All welcome.

Friday, February 18
1:30 p.m., St. Helena’s, Beaufort
Triple Jeopardy: The Challenge of Islam, Secularism and Multiculturalism
All are invited to a conversation with Bishop Nazir-Ali on the challenge facing the church: Islam, secularism and multiculturalism. All welcome.

5:00 p.m. St. Helena’s, Beaufort
Bishop Nazir-Ali will preach at the Convention Eucharist

Saturday, February 19
Diocesan Convention at St. Helena’s, Beaufort

Sunday, February 20
7:45, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. St. Luke’s, Hilton Head
Bishop Nazir-Ali will preach at all three services.

Monday, February 21
6:30 p.m., The Cathedral, Charleston
Charleston Deanery Convocation:
A Conversation with the Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali
Bishop Lawrence will moderate an interview with Bishop Nazir-Ali, introducing him to the Diocese and addressing issues in the Anglican Communion. A reception will follow. All welcome.

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

Bishop Michael was the 106th Bishop of Rochester for 15 years, until September 1, 2009. He holds both Pakistani and British citizenship. He has studied, researched and taught at a number of universities and colleges in different parts of the world. He has worked as a priest and as a bishop in both the United Kingdom and Pakistan. After assisting the Archbishop of Canterbury for the 1988 Lambeth conference, he became General Secretary of the Church Mission Society. Both of these tasks have provided him with a close knowledge of the world-wide Church and especially of the Anglican Communion. In 1994 he was appointed Bishop of Rochester. He entered the House of Lords in 1999. He is now President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue.

He has a continuing interest in mission and development issues and also in inter-faith dialogue. He was a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and Chair of its Ethics and Law Committee. He has chaired the Church of England’s Working Party on women in the episcopate and is President of the Anglican Communion’s Network on Inter-Faith Concerns (NIFCON). He was a long-standing member of ARCIC (The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission) and of IARCCUM (The Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity and Mission). He was Chair of the House of Bishops’ Theological Group. He is an Hon Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Greenwich, a Member of Faculty at the London School of Theology and Senior Fellow of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

He chaired the ecumenical group that wrote the Search for Faith (CHP, 1996) and Presence and Prophecy (CHP, 2002). He has written several books and numerous articles. The latest of his books include Citizens and Exiles: Christian Faith in a Plural World (SPCK, 1998), Shapes of the Church to Come (Kingsway, 2001), Conviction and Conflict (Continuum 2006) and The Unique and Universal Christ (Paternoster 2008). He reads and writes poetry in a number of languages and takes a keen interest in sport, including cricket, table tennis, hockey and squash. He is also an avid reader of humour and detective fiction. In 2005 he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International and the Shaikh Yamani Gold Medal in Islamic Studies in 2008.

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