Phil Lewis

About Phil

Philip spent 6 years in Pakistan at the Christian Study Centre before returning to the UK to become the Inter-Faith Adviser to the Bishop of Bradford. He completed his PhD in 1993 published the first of his 3 books on Islam in Britain in 1994 – “Islamic Britain : Religion, Politics and Identity among British Muslims’; his 2nd with a foreword by Jon Snow came out in 2007, “Young, British and Muslim” and his latest co-authored with a Muslim and with a foreword by Baroness Warsi, came out in 2018, “British Muslims” new directions in Islamic thought, creativity and activism’. His passion is how Christian and Muslim learn to live together while respecting their rival missionary vocations…see his “Muslims and Christians in Britain today: living together, respecting differences?” in David Thomas (ed.,) Routledge Handbook in Christian-Muslim Relations (2018).  He has also contributed to the influential work edited by Steve Bell and Colin Chapman, “Between naivety and hostility, uncovering the best Christian responses to Islam in Britain” (2011).