Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali
The Winner of the Special Session Interreligious Dialogue: Islam and Christianity
Dr Shomali is a graduate of Islamic Seminaries of Qum. He received his PhD in Ethics from the University of Manchester in 2001. He is currently the director of the International Institute for Islamic Studies in Qum and also the director of Islamic Centre of England. He has published several works on ethics, jurisprudence, Islamic studies, and Shi&lsquoa studies. Since 1997, in collaboration with Abbot Timothy Wright, he has played a very active role in the realm of interreligious dialogue between Catholicism and Shi&lsquoa Islam. He is the co-editor of six volumes of Catholic Shi&lsquoa dialogue: Catholics & Shi&lsquoa in Dialogue: Studies in Theology & Spirituality (2004 & 2011) Catholic-Shi&lsquoa Engagement: Reason & Faith in Theory and Practice (2006 & 2011) A Catholic-Shi&lsquoa Dialogue: Ethics in Today&rsquos Society (2008 & 2011) Monks and Muslims: Monastic and Shi&lsquoa Spirituality in Dialogue (2012) Monks and Muslims II: Creating Communities of Friendship (2014) and Monks and Muslims III: Towards a Global Abrahamic Community (2015).