Emmanuel College is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Johnson A. Mbillah will be The Anne Duncan Gray Visiting Scholar from September through December 2011. We look forward to welcoming him in early September and his wife and daughter in November.
Dr. Mbillah has served since 2000 as General Advisor for Program for Christian Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA), a United Church global partner based in Nairobi, Kenya. Ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Dr. Mbillah has studied in Ghana and the United Kingdom. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Theology from University of Birmingham (1999). He has been active in interfaith relations for many years and published extensively on issues of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa. Dr. Mbillah is currently serving as a member of the United Church of Canada-General Council Partners in Mission Unit Committee.
Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the Program for Christian Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA) is a pan-African Christian organisation founded in 1959 with the objective of building good relations between Christians and Muslims in Africa. Africa is a continent where faith communities, in spite of their differences, work together for the wholistic development of the human family. PROCMURA sees its role as faithful and responsible Christian witness to the Gospel in an interfaith environment of Christians and Muslims. It promotes Christian constructive engagement with Muslims for peace and peaceful coexistence. PROCMURA believes that Christian witness is an integral part of Christian identity and therefore obligatory. It emphasises that the Church in its calling to bear witness to Jesus Christ in the world, should take context seriously as an indispensable requirement for the Christian presence in an interfaith environment. (www.en.procmura-prica.org)