Christianity and Freedom, Christians in Israel-Palestine today

Some time ago I was put in touch Allen Hertzke who is helping to coordinate the Christianity & Freedom project, which is part of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University. Phil Sumpter and I agreed to do the research for contemporary Israel-Palestine and composed as essay titled ‘Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land‘, which you are welcome to read.

I am taking part in the panel discussion on Friday, December 13th at 4pm (Roman time), titled Religious Freedom in the Lion’s Den? Interested persons can view the video of the panel discussion HERE.

Author: duanemiller

I was born in Montana and grew up in Colorado and Puebla (in Mexico). I completed a BA in philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and then an MA in theology at St Mary's University (also in San Antonio). Later life took me to Jordan where my wife and I studied Arabic, to Israel where I helped found a seminary, and to Scotland for doctoral work, among other places. I'm highly interested in the interactions of Islam, Christianity and secularism in modern contexts. My main areas of research for my PhD in divinity were religious conversion from Islam to Christianity, contextual theology, and the shari'a's treatment of apostates. I've also published research on global Anglicanism and the history of Anglican mission in the Ottoman Empire. I've had the pleasure of teaching in many places over the years: from Costa Rica to Turkey, and Kenya to Tunisia. Presently, I live in San Antonio where I am lecturer and researcher in Muslim-Christian relations at The Christian Institute of Islamic Studies (, and sometime adjunct professor of theology at St Mary's University. Visit my blog ( or page for more information or to have me speak at your church, university or seminary.

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