St. Paul’s Annual Canon White Presentation

By The Rt. Rev. William O. Gregg

St. Paul’s Anglican Church/Iglesia San Pablo is immensely pleased to invite the San Miguel de Allende community to this year’s presentation by the Rev. Canon John A. White CVO. Canon White returns to present a stimulating and thoughtful day of two presentations, each followed by open conversation. The focus this year is diversity—what it is, how we experience it, and how we choose to live with it.

Lecture Series

Canon John White OCV, Lecture Series
The One and the Many
—How Shall We Live Diversity?
Sat, Nov 5, 10am–1pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
Cardo 6
200 pesos donation

After each presentation, the participants are invited into conversation to explore further what Canon White has had to say. His goal is to evoke thoughtful responses as we explore these topics and their relationships, taking in a deeper consideration of the concrete realities of today’s world. Nowhere in the world is untouched by the many levels and types of diversity, ranging from the social, to the political, to the sexual. Whether one is religious or spiritual, practicing or not, diversity shapes our daily life.

Canon White is gifted at sifting through complex issues and ideas clearly, in order to stimulate robust conversations. We want, at the end of the day, through the presentations and conversations, to have grown to a greater understanding and a clearer sense of what we, in our particular worlds, can actually do to live thoughtfully, creatively, and constructively in and through the adventure of diversity. This really is important work for the world in general and for us here in San Miguel de Allende. So come and listen to the thinking of a man well-schooled in articulate presentation of engaging ideas and join us for vigorous conversation.

Canon White served as Canon of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, from 1982, by appointment of the Queen and was awarded the Commander of the Victorian Order for his service by the Queen upon retirement. He was charged with clergy continuing education, with special attention to social responsibility and action. As Canon Precentor of St. George’s, he was responsible for all liturgies in the Chapel. He also served as Canon Treasurer and Librarian, editing the monograph series produced through the library.

Canon White has lectured widely in the UK, the US, and México. He has a deep interest in music, both as a composer, as Chair of the Windsor Music Festival, and as a trustee of the Manchester Academy of Arts. He serves as chair of Together With Children, an English charity that supports JUNCONI, a program for street children in Puebla, which he visits annually.

For further information, call St. Paul’s at 152 0387 (10am–5pm).

 

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