Rt Revd Dr Michael Nazir-Ali

Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali Lords

Rt Revd Dr Michael Nazir-Ali

Rt Revd Dr Michael Nazir-Ali retired as Bishop of Rochester in September 2009.

Areas of Political Interest:

Sufism, South Asian and Middle Eastern history and politics, embryology and ethics, Christian faith in public life,  languages, Pakistan, Iran, Israel/Palestine, Nigeria, Egypt, Gulf.

House of Lords Activity:

Lord Spiritual, 1999-2009

All Party Group membership:
Inter-Faith; Conflict Resolution


Details of Bishop Michael's votes in the House of Lords (courtesy of 'The Public Whip'): here

Biographical details (up to 2010):

Year of birth, 1949

Karachi University: BA 1970
St Edmund Hall, Oxford: BLitt 1974; MLitt 1981; Fellowship 1998
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge: MLitt 1977; ACT ThD 1985; Fellowship 2006
Lambeth: DD 2005
Ridley Hall, Cambridge: 1970
Deacon: 1974
Priest: 1976
Assistant curate, Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge: 1974-1976
Senior tutor, Karachi Theological College: 1976-1981
Provost, Lahore: 1981-1984
Bishop of Raiwind: 1984-1986
Assistant to Archbishop of Canterbury: 1986-1989
General Secretary, CMS: 1989-1994
Assistant Bishop in Southwark: 1989-1994
Canon Theologian, Leicester Cathedral: 1992-1994
Bishop of Rochester 1994 - 2009