Being Anglican in the Gulf
The Rt Revd Michael Lewis, Bishop of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, will be speaking at Ridley Hall, 2-3pm on Monday 14th May.
All members of the Cambridge Theological Federation are very welcome to attend. There is no charge for entry.
Bishop Michael's lecture will be titled:
Beyond survival: Anglican and Christian presence and practice in the Gulf and Arabian peninsula
Michael Lewis has been Bishop of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf since 2007. He will compare and contrast ministry there with his previous life as priest and bishop in the Church of England. Is it possible to be shaped for mission (freshly expressed or otherwise) in such thoroughly Muslim settings, and if so how? What interfaith encounter is there and can it be more than superficial? Does Christian ecumenism make a difference? Where do the clergy come from and who are the laity, and what about discerning vocations and fostering lifelong learning in places of transience?
About Bishop Michael
The Rt Revd Michael Lewis has been the Anglican Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf since 2007. From 1999 to 2007 he was bishop of Middleton in the United Kingdom. During that time, he was warden of readers and lay Eucharistic assistants and chaired the Board of Education.
Nationally his responsibilities included church colleges and universities and higher education generally. He also served as a governing trustee of St Michael’s Theological College, Llandaff, in the Church in Wales.
Currently, he is a member of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue and the Anglican Consultative Council. He also serves on the board of Al Amana Interfaith Centre in the Sultanate of Oman. He holds a Master of Arts in Oriental Studies from Oxford University and studied for ordination at Cuddesdon Theological College.