Martin Accad

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, and Affiliate Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Founder/Director, Action Research Associates (

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Oxford – U.K.

Areas of Specialization: Islam, Middle East Christianity, Christian-Muslim Relations, Peacebuilding, Reconciliation.

Formerly part of the leadership at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon, for 19 years, Martin Accad transitioned to form a new initiative, Action Research Associates, in January 2021. Accad joined ABTS in 2001 after receiving his DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford in the UK, and taught at Fuller as a part-timer from 2007–2012. He teaches in the fields of Islam, Middle Eastern Christianity, contextual hermeneutics, Christian-Muslim Relations, and peacebuilding. Martin is also heavily involved in grassroots dialogue and peacebuilding activism with Christian and Muslim faith actors, political activists, and other public figures in Lebanon.

Martin blogs regularly at