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Bishop Nazir Ali on persecuted Christians

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Horrifying reports are emerging worldwide about a rise in persecution and oppression of Christians and other minority groups in various regions of the world. Recently, the global community has been shocked to read of atrocities and possible genocide in the Middle East. In this insightful, PBS-style interview, social commentator Mal Fletcher speaks with Bishop Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, respected authority on religious extremism, about the deeper historical, political and religious origins of militant extremism and what Christians can do right now to support the persecuted. 

Bishop Dr Michael Nazir-Ali is an Anglican bishop, author, media commentator and passionate advocate for persecuted people around the world. He is the former bishop of Rochester (England) and Raiwind (Pakistan) and regularly comments and writes on issues relating to extremism and Muslim-Christian relations. An eminent scholar and strongly evangelical Christian, he studied at Cambridge and Oxford universities, Harvard School of Divinity and the Australian College of Theology. He is a member of the British House of Lords and the head of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue. He has dual Pakistani and British citizenship and he and his wife Valerie live in England.

Mal Fletcher is a social commentator, futurist, author, broadcaster and global keynote speaker. He is chairman of the London-based 2020Plus think tank on social change and leadership innovation and is head of Edges TV. His expert
commentary features regularly in the media and press in the UK, Europe and beyond. Originally from Australia, where he was the founding national director of Youth Alive Australia, he has been based in Europe for twenty years. He and his wife Davina live just outside London. They have dual Australian and British citizenship.

Links to charities and NGOs working with the persecuted worldwide.

Persecution is a production of Edges and 2020Plus.

Copyright Edges and 2020Plus, 2014

Written by: Miriam Emenike

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