“Conviction and Conflict: Islam, Christianity and World Order” was the title of the 2005 Scott Holland Lectures and then the latest book by the Pakistani born Anglican Bishop of Rochester (UK) Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali.
From his lifelong engagement with Islam and Muslims, as a theological lecturer, then as a bishop in Pakistan, and general secretary of the Church Mission Society Dr Nazir-Ali spoke on this topic at the Rollie Busch Memorial Lecture at Chermside on Monday, 31 March 2008.
In Queensland as the guest of the Uniting Church’s Trinity Theological College, Dr Nazir-Ali’s lecture offered a grand tour of the historic relations between the Abrahamic faiths together with reflections on the modern-day relationship of both faiths to democracy and law
He is President of the Network for Inter-faith concerns of the Anglican Communion and much of the lecture drew on contemporary debates in which Dr Nazir-Ali has been involved.
The Rollie Busch Memorial Lecture is delivered in Queensland each year in memory of the one of the founders of the Uniting Church in Australia.
Rollie Busch was appointed in 1982 as the second President of the Uniting Church in Australia and died just eight years after the inauguration of the Uniting Church.
For over five of those years he exercised moderatorial and presidential leadership during the most formative years of the church he had worked to create.
www.journeyonline.com.au had indicated that we would provide a downloadable mp3 recording of the lecture. Unfortunately the sound quality of the recording was very poor and is not useable. www.journeyonline.com.au regrets any inconvenience this may have caused.
Photo : Anglican Bishop of Rochester (UK) Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali