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Dr. John Azumah

Rev. Prof. John Azumah is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. John comes from a Muslim background and still has Muslim relations within the extended family. Dr. Azumah pursued his studies at Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra, and his graduate studies at the University of Birmingham in the UK. John pastored Ghanaian congregations in Ghana, the UK and the USA. He has taught and theological seminaries in Ghana, South Africa, India, the UK and the USA. Institutions he taught at include the Akrofi-Christaller Institute in Ghana; the Henry Martyn Institute and Union Biblical Seminary in India; London School of Theology in the UK; Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, USA. Dr. Azumah is currently Visiting Professor at Yale Divinity School and serves as the Founding Executive Director of The Sanneh Institute in Accra, which works in collaboration with the Department for the Study of Religions, University of Ghana, Legon. Prof. Azumah specializes in Christian Missions and the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa and has spoken at several international academic and mission conferences. His publications include: The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa (2001); My Neighbour’s Faith: Islam Explained for Christians (2008); The African Christian and Islam (2013); and several articles and book chapters on Christian-Muslim Relations and World Christianity in various academic journals.