Peter G. Riddell

Peter G. Riddell is professorial dean of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at the Bible College of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, and a senior fellow of the Kairos Journal.

False Hopes Spring Eternal


“Barack Obama’s election ushers in a sense of hope. Above all we can hope that America will enter a period where it brings peace to the world, rather than inflaming tensions across the globe.” With these words a local pastor began his sermon in the wake of Barack Obama’s recent victory in the elections for […]

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The Archbishop and Sharia: A Pas de Deux?


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, stirred up a hornets’ nest when he commented in a BBC interview on February 7 that he could foresee a place for aspects of Sharia Law in Britain in the future. Responses to his comments have been diverse, with some opponents calling for his resignation and his supporters […]

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