12th Annual Lecture on World Religions & Interreligious Dialog
"Challenges and Opportunities in Christian-Muslim Relations: A Perspective from Pakistan"
April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
The Rev. Canon Dr. Titus Presler will give the Twelfth Annual Lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue, sponsored by the Theological Consortium of
Greater Columbus, at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 5101 Johnstown Road, New Albany, Ohio, 43054. Dr. Presler will address “Challenges and Opportunities in Christian-Muslim Relations: A Perspective from Pakistan.”
Dr. Presler has wide experience in theological education and cross-cultural mission in the Episcopal Church and the global Anglican Communion. He has served as president of the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, academic dean of General Theological Seminary in New York City, and principal (president) of Edwardes College in Peshawar, Pakistan. He specializes in the interaction of gospel and cultures, Christian-Muslim relations, and Christianity in Africa and south Asia. He has taught at Episcopal Divinity School, Harvard Divinity School, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He chaired the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on World Mission and served as a consultant to the Anglican Indaba Project (Indaba is a Zulu word for community deliberation on controversy).
Dr. Presler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, a Master of Divinity degree from General Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Theology degree from Boston University. He is the author of Going Global with God: Reconciling Mission in a World of Difference
(Morehouse Publishing) and Transfigured Night: Mission and Culture in Zimbabwe’s Vigil Movement
(University of South Africa Press). Among his recent writings are “Why Has Pakistan Become So Intolerant?” in The Daily Beast
and “Witness, Advocacy, and Union: Anglicanism’s 20th-Century Contribution to Minority Christianity in South Asia” in the forthcoming Oxford History of Anglicanism
. He blogs at TitusOnMission.wordpress.com.
Dr. Presler was raised in a missionary family in India. He and his wife, the Rev. Canon Jane Butterfield, were missionaries of the Episcopal Church in Zimbabwe in the 1980s.
The lecture is free and open to the public