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St. Paul’s to Host Canon John White

By William O. Gregg

St. Paul’s Anglican Church will host the Canon John White Lecture Series again this year on November 25, 26, and 28. Canon White will be reflecting with us on war, peace, and Christianity. The series will be offered in two sessions each day. Sessions begin at 9am, break at 12:30pm for lunch on your own, and another session at 2pm. Each session will be freestanding so that people can attend sessions as they are able.

2014 Canon John White Series
Tue, Wed, and Fri, Nov 25, 26, and 28, 9am and 2 pm
Two sessions each day
St. Paul’s Church
Cardo 6
Tickets at the door of the Parish Office
200 pesos for the day
100 pesos per session
(morning or afternoon)
More info: 152 0387

The series begins with the topic, “Should all Christians be Pacifists?” Other topics will include whether or not there can be “just war,” how war has played a role in the development of Christianity, the human cost of war, war as problem-solving or problem-creating, and, finally, is peacemaking more difficult that war-making?

Canon White will address the topic of war, peace, and Christianity in the context of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, “The war to end all wars.” This anniversary has sparked renewed interest in the assessment of World War I, and by extension, in the notions of war and peace. It is certainly a timely topic as Western countries find themselves navigating the treacherous waters of conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.

In the tradition of these lectures, Canon White seeks to be provocative and evoke conversations beyond the presentations themselves. “It is important for me that the main part of (these sessions) comes in the post-presentation discussion. We are dealing, I expect, with an issue that has no final answers but will give us the great benefit of sharing our ideas.”

Each session is open to the public. The people of San Miguel are welcomed and encouraged to join us for this stimulating series with Canon White, a well-informed, excellent speaker.


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