RFI Welcomes Charles Ramsey as Senior Fellow


April 8, 2022, Washington, D.C. – The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) is pleased to announce Charles Ramsey as a new Senior Fellow for RFI’s South and Southeast Asia Action Team and Middle East Action Team.

“RFI is excited to welcome Charles Ramsey as our new Senior Fellow, which is yet another sign of our longstanding partnership with Baylor University’s Institute for the Studies of Religion,” said Eric Patterson, RFI’s Executive Vice President. “His exceptional scholarship will be a tremendous asset to RFI’s research, education, and policy efforts in key countries across the vast Middle Eastern and South and Southeast Asian regions.”

“A scholar of Charles’s extraordinary caliber will strengthen immensely our capacity to navigate the growing challenges of advancing religious freedom in countries ranging from India to Pakistan and beyond,” remarked Paul Marshall, Director of RFI’s South and Southeast Asia Action Team. 

“As we continue to develop strategies for promoting religious freedom in the Middle East and North Africa, we will look to Charles for his expertise in issues at the intersection of religious pluralism and conflict in Muslim-majority societies,” added Jeremy Barker, Director of RFI’s Middle East Action Team. 

Ramsey is a Resident Scholar at Baylor University’s Institute for the Studies of Religion, as well as a part-time lecturer in Baylor’s Department of History. He is also an Associate Chaplain. Prior to joining Baylor University, Ramsey was Assistant Professor of Religion and Public Policy at Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan. 

He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles and has won numerous research and programmatic grants.

Ramsey holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham (UK), an M.A. in the History of Religion from Baylor University, PGCert in Poverty Reduction from the Centre for Development, Environment, and Policy at the SOAS University of London, and a B.A. from Baylor University (University Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa).

Read more about Ramsey in his biography.


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