Charles Amjad-Ali is the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor Emeritus for Justice and Christian Community and Director Emeritus of Islamic Studies at Luther Seminary. In 2013, he became The Desmond Tutu Prof. of Ecumenical Theology and Social Transformation in Africa at the University of Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.

Prior to joining the seminary in 1997, he lectured at Princeton, Notre Dame, and Temple Universities among others as well as at Princeton and Union Theological Seminaries. He has also served on the faculties in South Africa, Sweden, England, Germany, Australia, Japan, the Philippines, and his native Pakistan.

Among his many publications his most recent work is, Islamophobia or Restorative Justice: Tearing the Veils of Ignorance (Johannesburg, South Africa: Ditshwanelo CAR2AS, 2006). He is also the co-authors with Theodore Hanf of the forthcoming book, Leaving the Shadows? Pakistan’s Christians and the Search for Orientation in An Overwhelmingly Muslim Society, to be published in Germany.

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