Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon
The Most Reverend Josiah Idowu-Fearon is a Nigerian Archbishop recently appointed Secretary General to the Anglican Communion, a family of 44 churches in 165 countries, with 85 million members. He is based in London, is travelling widely at the request of member churches and is in demand as a speaker in the UK and worldwide. Originally intent on a career in the army, he had a strong conviction that he should be a priest and ‘decided to reply on Jesus Christ and no other’.
Dr Idowu-Fearon holds qualifications from Nigeria, USA and Jordan, as well as Durham and Birmingham in the UK. He was a bishop in a largely Muslim area of Nigeria and is an expert in Christian-Muslim relations. He chairs the programme for Christian-Muslim relations in Africa, is a member of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and a Six Preacher in Canterbury Cathedral.