Does Tolerance Have Its Limits?

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By The Rt. Rev’d William O. Gregg

The Rev’d Canon John White CVO returns for his annual forum at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Canon White will present two sessions beginning at 10am on Saturday, November 4, in the Parish Hall.

Canon White’s topic this year is Does Tolerance Have Its Limits? Session I will focus on the question, “What do we mean by tolerance?” The subject of Session II will be “When and when not to be tolerant.” Following his presentation, the forum will be opened to questions and discussion. “This is always the most important part for me,” says Canon White. The goal is to provide presentations that will evoke lively conversation on a profoundly important topic in our day.

Canon White has been coming to Mexico and St. Paul’s for many years, bringing to bear his incisive mind, wit, and capacity to delve deeply into important topics for our time. His keen observations of humans and daily life ground his reflections and evoke creative ideas and changing perspectives.

Indeed, his goal will be to evoke thoughtful responses as we explore the nature and meaning of tolerance within the concrete realities of today’s world. Nowhere in the world is untouched by the many levels of tolerance and intolerance, ranging from the social to the political, to the sexual. Whether one is religious or spiritual, practicing or not, tolerance is a dynamic of our daily life.

Canon White is gifted at sifting through complex issues and ideas clearly 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. This really is important work for the world in general and for us here in San Miguel de Allende. So, come to listen to the thinking of a man well-schooled in articulate presentations of engaging ideas and join us for vigorous conversation.

By appointment of the Queen, Canon White served as a Canon of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle from 1982 until his retirement. Her Majesty awarded him the Commander of the Victorian Order upon his retirement. This honor is the personal gift of the Queen for service to her. During his tenure at Windsor, Canon White was responsible for clergy continuing education with special attention to social responsibility and action. As Canon Precentor of St. George’s Chapel, 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.

Sessions will be from 10am until 1:30pm. A donation of 300 pesos for two sessions, or 200 pesos for one session is requested. For further information, call St. Paul’s at 152 0387.

 

Lecture Series

The Canon John White Forum: Does Tolerance Have Its Limits?

Sat, Nov 4, 10am–1:30pm

Coffee and refreshments from 9:30am

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Cardo 6

300 pesos donation/200 pesos for a single session

 

 

 

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