Emmanuel Kwame Tettey (BA, MA, MSc, MScR)

Thesis title: Theological and Developmental Implications of Church-based Financial Institutions in Ghana in the Light of Islamic Finance Experience


MScR (Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations), University of Edinburgh, Scotland-UK, 2018

MSc (Strategic Planning and Management), University for Development Studies – Ghana, 2017

MA (Theology and Mission), Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture, 2016

BA (Economics with Philosophy), University of Ghana, 2009

Undergraduate teaching

University of Edinburgh 

  • Religion, Violence and Peacebuilding (Tutor)


Akrofi-Christaller Institute

  • Basics of Islam
  • The Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith in Islam and Christianity

Postgraduate teaching

Akrofi-Christaller-Christaler Institute:

  • Christ and Other Faiths (Teaching Assistant)
  • Power and Leadership from an African Christian Perspective 


The Sanneh Institute

  • Historical Survey of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa (Teaching Assistant and Course Administrator)
  • Theological Survey of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa (Teaching Assistant and Course Administrator)
  • Islam and Muslims through Christian Eyes (Teaching Assistant and Course Administrator)

Research summary

Emmanuel has research interest in public theology, Islam and issues at the intersection of religion and society.

Affiliated research centres

Current project grants

Leader Studies (Scholarleaders International)

Past project grants

Spalding Trust Comparative Religious Study Grant
Gingko Fellowship Collaborative Prize, Gingko Library
Desmond Tutu Scholarship, University of Edinburgh


  • Co-Convener, Gingko Interfaith Fellowship Retreat Symposium on "The Religious Other", , Bensberg-Germany, 2nd September 2023
  • Yale-Edinburgh Conference 2023, University of Edinburgh (Research Assistant)
  • 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Germany, 2022. (Business and Plenary Hall Co-Cordinator)
  • Territoriality and Hospitality and the African Context (inaugural conference of The Sanneh Institute), 2020 (Conference Administrator)
  • Engaging the Mosque, the Church and the Academy in West Africa a feasibility studies conference), Accra, 2018 (Conference Administrator and Rapporteur)


  • Conference on Religion, Politics and Critique: Comparative Political Theology. American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2019.
  • 2nd Edition of the ECOWAS Forum on Education for the Culture of Peace through Interfaith Dialogue, Niamey-Niger, 2018.
  • Yale-Edinburgh Conference 2018 (on World Christianity). School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2018.
  • The Futures of Public Theology. Centre for Theology and Public Issues, Divinity School, University of Edinburgh, 2017.

Papers delivered

'Bridges and Barriers to Christian-Muslim Engagement: A Reflection on the Study of Faith-based Financial Institutions in Ghana' at the Next Generation Researchers Conference organize by the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford, 30 June—2 July 2023.

‘Sankofa: The Relevance of Our Missionary Roots,’ Mission Moves Conference, Germany, 2017.


  • 'Ghanaian Muslims in Search of a Representative Institution: The Legacy of Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharubutu and Future Prospects', Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. https://doi.org/10.1080/09596410.2023.2214019
  • 'A Case for the Political Engagement of the Church in Ghana as a Check on Power in Political Leadership’, Journal of African Christian Thought 23, No.2 (December 2020).
  •  ‘Sankofa: The Relevance of Our Missionary Roots,’ in Mission in Solidarity – Life in Abundance, eds. Riley Edwards-Raudonat, Uwe Gräbe and Kerstin Neumann) (Münster: Vertrag Lit, 2018).