Andrew Smith

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Canon Dr. Andrew Smith is the Director of Interfaith Relations for the Anglican Bishop of Birmingham a post he has held since 2011. He has over 25 years’ experience of interfaith engagement and in 2000 pioneered a model of work with Christian and Muslim teenagers. In 2009 he founded The Feast, a youth project working with young people of different faiths which works in three areas of England and has inspired work in Lebanon, Sudan, Egypt, USA and Switzerland. He is chair of the Advisory Forum for KAICIID and a member of the Church of England ‘Presence and Engagement’ task group supporting Anglican churches in multi-faith parishes. He is a regular speaker and writer on inter-faith issues, his most recent publication being ‘Vibrant Christianity in Multi-faith Britain’ published by BRF in 2018. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham Edward Cadbury Centre and in 2018 was awarded the Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation by the Archbishop of Canterbury.