Josiah Idowu-Fearon

Professor of Christian/Muslim Relations

Rt. Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon is Anglican Archbishop of Kaduna and a proponent of Christian-Muslim dialogue in Nigeria. He served on the 2003-04 Lambeth Commission on Communion, which considered worldwide Anglican unity in response to divisive debates on homosexuality, and is past president of the Anglican Network for Inter Faith Concerns. In addition, Idowu-Fearon is a co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christianity at Kaduna and area leader for the Programme for Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA). In 2007 Fearon began a five year, renewable term as a Six Preacher (a preaching priest) at Canterbury Cathedral in London; he previously taught at the cathedral’s International Study Centre. Ordained in 1971, he became a bishop in 1990. Idowu-Fearon studied at Durham University and the University of Birmingham. He attended the 2009 Georgetown University-sponsored conference “A Common Word Between Us and You: A Global Agenda for Change.”

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