University of Birmingham; Coventry University
Canon Dr Andrew Smith is the leader of Youth Encounter, a project which helps Christian young people live out their faith amongst Muslims, based in east Birmingham. Part of the project brings together young Christians and Muslims at events and residentials to build friendships and learn how to talk about their faith with one another. Andrew is also engaged in increasing amounts of lecturing and training for youth workers and church leaders done at the Youth Encounter Centre in Birmingham. His doctorate explored how evangelical churches can teach Christian teenagers to live out their faith in a multi-faith context.