Michael Barnes SJ, Member of the Board

Professor Michael Barnes SJ is Reader and Senior Tutor in Interreligious Relations at Heythrop College, University of London. He has been Senior Tutor at Heythrop, a member of the Academic Board and a Governor of the College.

He taught Buddhism at the Pontifical Gregorian University for some years and has also been Director of Westminster Interfaith, an agency of the Diocese of Westminster dedicated to developing good relations between communities of faith in the London area. He has been a consultant to the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in Rome.

He is a member of the Roman Catholic Committee for Other Faiths and has also served as a theological consultant to the ecumenical Churches Commission on Inter-faith Relations. From 1996 to 2001 he was General Editor of The Way journals.

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