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The Rev. Dr. Ian T. Douglas

Prof Ian Douglas - click to zoom imageAngus Dun Professor of World Mission and Global Christianity at the Episcopal Divinity School in Boston Mass., USA

Prof. Douglas is a Member of the Design Group for the 2008 Lambeth Conference and a Member of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism. He is also a past Secretary and Chair of the Standing Commission on World Mission of General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

Recent publications include:
Understanding The Windsor Report: Two Leaders in the American Church Speak Across the Divide, with Paul Zahl (Church Publishing);
Imagined Conversation on the Lambeth Commission”(EDS);
“Anglicans Gathering for God’s Mission: A Missiological Ecclesiology for the Anglican Communion” in Journal of Anglican Studies.

Prof. Douglas' areas of expertise are in Missiology, globalization, studies in contemporary society and the post-colonial Anglican Communion, and American church history with special attention to the international work of the Episcopal Church, USA.

Update: 5th November 2013

On October 24, 2009 at the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention, the Rev. Dr. Ian T. Douglas was elected to be the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. He was elected on the second ballot from among four nominees. Douglas was the Angus Dun Professor of Mission and World Christianity at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts and an associate priest at St. James’s Church, Cambridge, Mass. He began work for the Diocese of Connecticut on Feb. 1 and was ordained and consecrated on April 17, 2010 at the Koeppel Community Sports Center, Trinity College, Hartford.

Bishop Douglas has written extensively on mission, missiology, and the Anglican Communion, and has provided expert commentary and opinion for national media, print and broadcast. He served on the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) as a priest and on the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion from the ACC; as a bishop he continues to serve on the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion. He also served on the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church but resigned after his consecration as bishop. Bishop Douglas received an honorary degree from Episcopal Divinity School in May 2010.

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