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Join us for an evening with Guli Francis-Dehqani to discuss ideas of justice, faith and belonging in our ever-changing world.

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Gulnar (Guli) Francis-Dehqani was born in 1966 in Iran. She moved to England following the events of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and has, to date, been unable to return to Iran. A Nottingham University music graduate, she worked at BBC World Service radio and Domestic Radio's Religious Department. Her PhD from Bristol University was awarded in 1999. Guli has written and spoken, in particular, on the areas of feminist theology and interfaith studies. She was ordained in 1998 and has served as Bishop of Loughborough since 2017.

Guli Francis-Dehqani was appointed as the first Suffragan Bishop of Loughborough in July 2017. She was one of only four BAME Bishops in the Church of England. Born in Iran, her father, Hassan Dehquani-Tafti, was the first Iranian Anglican bishop. Her family fled to Britain in May 1980 when she was 14 years of age, after the assassination of her brother, Bahram. Bishop Guli and her family’s experiences of persecution in Iran and then her coming to the UK as an immigrant, struggling to ‘fit in’, provides her with a unique sense of what it is to be on the margins, and of the work, effort and will power it takes to make a completely a new start.

It provides her with a unique perspective, which she will reflecting on this evening, in this very timely presentation on matters of justice, faith and belonging in a fast-changing world.

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