Reverend Andy Thompson is the Senior Anglican Chaplain of St Andrew’s Church in Abu Dhabi.
His previous publications include The Christian Church in Kuwait: Religious Freedom in the Gulf, Christianity in the UAE: Culture and Heritage, and most recently Jesus of Arabia. He is currently working on a project called A Celebration of Tolerance: Religious Minorities in the UAE.
Recently Reverend Andy met with Pope Francis as part of a Tolerance delegation led by Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi, the Minister of State for Tolerance for the UAE.
In 2011 he received the MBE from Queen Elizabeth II for services to Human Rights and Interfaith Dialogue.