Canon Andrew White will be speaking on the topic The Christian response to terrorism and how we respond theologically at Laidlaw College’s Henderson Campus on Tuesday 6 November, 7.30 pm.
Andrew White is something of a legend: a man of great charm and energy, whose personal suffering has not deflected him from his internationally recognised relief and reconciliation work in Iraq and the Middle East. Since ordination, Andrew has had an extensive role in the work of reconciliation, bringing together Muslims and Christians, Israelis and Palestinians, Shia and Sunni – all of which have carried huge risks.
Until November 2014, Canon Andrew White pastored one of the largest churches in Iraq – St George’s Church in Baghdad – a position which afforded him the moniker ‘The Vicar of Baghdad’. Sadly, recent events in Iraq have made it very difficult for him to travel there.
Andrew White’s story is of a man who is unswervingly dedicated to the cause of reconciliation, despite his own personal struggles and sorrows (he suffers from MS and ME and is currently undergoing innovative stem cell treatment).
Andrew’s current ministry is Jerusalem MERIT (Middle East Reconciliation International), dedicated to supporting the Iraqi refugee community in Jordan and to finding peaceful solutions to conflicts in the Middle East, promoting peace and reconciliation.