Patrick Sookhdeo is Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, International Director of Barnabas Fund, Executive Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life, and President of the Westminster Institute, Washington DC. He gained his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and has also been awarded doctorates from Western Seminary, Oregon and Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary, Wisconsin, for work on human rights and religious liberty. He has been Visiting Professor at the Defence Academy of the UK and Cranfield University, and Adjunct Professor at the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies. He is Cor Episcopos of the Syriac Orthodox Church. Dr Sookhdeo is a Research Associate in the Department of Religion Studies at the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and has taught and lectured at many academic institutions around the world. He is the author/editor of 35 books.