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Bishop Dr. Michael Ipgrave

Nationality: 
United Kingdom
Gender: 
Male
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Bishop, Diocese of Lichfield, Church of England

Chair, Council of Christians and Jews

Anglican Moderator, Anglican Lutheran Society

The Right Reverend Dr Michael Ipgrave was ordained Deacon in 1982 and Priest in 1983 in the Dicoese of Peterborough. In 2004, he became Archdeacon of Southwark after over 20 years of ministerial work in Leicestershire and Japan. Before this, he was the Inter Faith Relations Adviser to the Archbishops’ Council and Secretary of the Churches’ Commission on Inter Faith Relations. He was presented with the OBE in the New Year’s honors list in 2011 for his contributions to inter-faith relations in London. Dr. Ipgrave was the Area Bishop of Woolwich, in the Diocese of Southwark from 2012 to 2016.  He was enthroned as the 99th Bishop of Lichfield in 2016.  He also serves as the chair of the Council of Christians and Jews, and is Co-Chair of the Anglican-Lutheran Society and of the Church of England’s Mission Theology Advisory Group. Bishop Michael has multiple publications on inter-faith issues and on the topic of religion and human rights. He has edited 6 volumes on Christian-Muslim relations, is the author of Trinity and Inter Faith Dialogue (Peter Lang, 2003), and has contributed to around 30 journal articles and book chapters.

Main Publications: 

1.) Ipgrave, Michael (ed), The Road Ahead: A Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Record of a seminar ‘Building Bridges’ held at Lambeth Palace, 17-18 January 2002. London: Church House Publishing, 2002.

2.) Ipgrave, Michael. Trinity and Inter Faith Dialogue: Plenitude and Plurality (Religions and Discourse). Peter Lang, 2003.

3.) Ipgrave, Michael (ed.). Scriptures in Dialogue: Christians and Muslims Studying the Bible and the Qur’an Together. London: Church House Publishing, 2004.

4.) Ipgrave, Michael. "Anglican Approaches to Christian–Muslim Dialogue." Journal of Anglican Studies, Volume 3, Issue 2 December 2005 , pp. 219-236.

5.) Ipgrave, Michael (ed.). Bearing the Word: Prophecy in Biblical and Qur'anic Perspective. London: Church House Publishing, 2005.

6.) Ipgrave, Michael. "Understanding, Affirmation, Sharing: Nostra Aetate and An Anglican Approach To Inter-Faith Relations." Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Volume 43, Number 1 (Winter, 2008), pp. 1-16.

7.) Ipgrave, Michael. "Remembering the Covenant: Judaism in an Anglican Theology of Interfaith Relations." Jewish-Christian Relations, 01.10.2018 (Source: http://www.jcrelations.net/Remembering_the_Covenant__Judaism_in_an_Angli... - accessed April 23, 2019)

Areas of Actions: 
Interreligious DialoguePeaceful CoexistencePluralismFreedom of Religion or BeliefMinority RightsReligious, Confessional and Spiritual Activities
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