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Andy Bannister

Dr Andy Bannister

Lecturer in Mission and Islamic Contexts

Andy is the Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity and speaks and teaches regularly throughout the UK, Europe, Canada, the USA, and the wider world. He regularly addresses audiences of both Christians and those of all faiths and none on issues relating to faith, culture, politics and society.

Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies and has taught extensively at universities across Canada, the USA, the UK and further afield on both Islam and philosophy. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at The Arthur Jeffery Centre for the Study of Islam at Melbourne School of Theology, and has written several books on apologetics, Islam and other topcis.

When not travelling, speaking, or writing, Andy is a keen hiker, mountain climber and photographer. He is married to Astrid and has two children, Caitriona and Christopher.