September 8, 2018
In Search of a Prophet, Kahlil Gibran: An Unparalleled Spiritual Guide for Our Time
9:45a – Complimentary light breakfast
10a – Lecture
11:45a – Book signing and optional lunch
Paul-Gordon Chandler will take the listener on a fascinating journey through the all-embracing spirituality of Kahlil Gibran, the early 20th century Lebanese-American poet artist and mystic, author of the bestselling book The Prophet. He explores how Kahlil Gibran, a supreme East-West figure, can be a much-needed guide in the midst of today’s global challenges, related to peace, harmony and building bridges between the creeds of the Middle East and West.
Tickets and more information are available here.
September 9, 2018
Six Pillars Builds a Bridge Between Christians and Muslims: Exploring a Path Between Two Faiths
Today’s tensions between the Muslim and Christian worlds run high. In this presentation, Paul-Gordon Chandler who has spent most of his life within the Islamic world, will present creative thinking in the area of Christian-Muslim relations, by exploring how these two major religions — which share much common heritage – can not only co-exist, but also enrich each other.
A book-signing and refreshments follow the presentation.
Tickets are free and available here.
The Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler is an author, interfaith advocate, social entrepreneur and a US Episcopal priest. He is also the Founding President of CARAVAN, an interreligious peacebuilding arts non-profit affiliated with The Episcopal Church that uses the arts to build bridges between the creeds and cultures of Middle East and the West. They have organized and curated major East-West art exhibitions held at such venues as St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
An authority on the Middle East and on Christian-Muslim relations, he grew up in Senegal, West Africa, and has lived and worked extensively throughout the Islamic world in executive leadership roles within faith-based publishing, relief and development agencies and with the Episcopal Church. From 2003 to 2013, he served as the rector of the historic St. John’s Church in Cairo, Egypt – a church with over 35 nationalities.
He is also author of four books, including his acclaimed book on Muslim/Christian relations titled Pilgrims of Christ on the Muslim Road: Exploring a New Path Between Two Faiths, and his latest book, titled IN SEARCH OF A PROPHET: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran, focuses on the all-embracing spirituality of the early 20th century Lebanese born poet-artist Kahlil Gibran, often best known in the US as the author of The Prophet.
About the Dimensions of Faith Speaker Series
Dimensions of Faith invites thinkers and writers to explore the interface of religion and culture, as we continue as a parish to challenge our minds and renew our spirits.
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