Archbishop to Give Inaugural Zaki Badawi Memorial Lecture
Thursday 26th April 2007The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, will give the inaugural Zaki Badawi Memorial Lecture at Lambeth Palace this evening.
The lecture is entitled 'Islam, Christianity and Pluralism', and will focus on the different attitudes between the two faiths regarding both pluralism as a religious thesis, and pluralism as a social and political reality.
Dr Williams will also receive the Building Bridges Award (2005) from the Association of Muslim Social Scientists, in recognition of his distinguished contributions to better understanding between Faiths, and to a wider recognition of the place of faith in present day Western culture.
Messages of goodwill from HRH the Prince of Wales, the Foreign Minister of Turkey, the Mufti of Egypt and others, will be read out at the lecture.