Middle East Coversations 2020

More about the Speakers

Nabil Habiby
Nabil is a lecturer of New Testament studies at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary and a ministry leader within the Church of the Nazarene in Beirut. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester in partnership with Nazarene Theological College. Nabil’s research explores spatial narrative criticism, Second Temple Judaism, and impure spirits in the Gospel of Mark. Nabil is an active blogger and provides commentary on local political and social issues from a Christian perspective.
Bassem Melki
Bassem is pastor of the Church of God-Sioufi and a lecturer at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in the areas of worship and peacemaking. He is a PhD candidate at the International Graduate School of Leadership in the Philippines researching the intersection of Arab culture and contextual biblical peacemaking.
Ara Badalian
Ara is the Senior Pastor of Baghdad Baptist Church in Iraq and serves as an Adjunct Professor at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon. He is currently a PhD candidate in Christian-Muslim Dialogue through the Asia Graduate School of Theology in Malaysia.
Shadi Fatehi
Shadi is the Associate Director at Pars Theological Centre and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology in Cambridge. She is also a member of the teaching faculty at Pars, with academic interests in Public Theology, Virtue Ethics and Epistemology. She holds a master’s in theology and Philosophy from the University of St Andrews.