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Rahil Patel

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Rahil is an Adjunct Speaker and tutor at OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. His work evolves around Hinduism (a group of multiple religions) and how the Christian faith can build bridges into that eastern worldview and offer the beauty of the Gospels.   

Prior to his work for the Christian faith, Rahil was a Hindu monk for 20 years with one of the world’s most influential Hindu traditions and was Head of Europe and Russia before he had a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ. 

Rahil’s biography, Found by Love, is published in 5 different languages.


Gandhi and Christianity Series: How Gandhi Used Jesus’ Teachings in His Political Activism

The final session on Gandhi and Christianity explores how Mahatma Gandhi incorporated Christian teachings into his political ideologies emphasising non-violence and social justice.

Gandhi and Christianity Series: How Gandhi Saw Certain Passages in the Bible

In this second session on Gandhi and Christianity, Jacob Cheriyan and OCCA speaker Rahil Patel explore how Gandhi interpreted and applied teachings from the Bible as political tools in India's independence movement.

Gandhi and Christianity Series: Christians that Influenced Gandhi

In this first video of the series, Rahil Patel and Jacob Cheriyan delve into Gandhi's encounters with Christianity that shaped his philosophy of non-violence and his understanding of spiritual transformation.

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