Monday, February 25, 2019

At this morning’s Eucharist, our guest preacher is the Rev. Canon Fuad Dagher, Canon for Reconciliation in the Diocese of Jerusalem. He is visiting VTS as part of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies’ year-long focus on the Anglican Communion in the Middle East. Canon Dagher is deeply committed to the work of reconciliation and peacebuilding in the Holy Land. He will also be participating with the band that provides music for the Monday evening Prayer and Praise, joining them on guitar. So today will be book-ended by Canon Dagher’s homiletical and musical gifts.  

The VTS community will have an opportunity to learn more about his work in the Diocese of Jerusalem at a lunch forum, “Perspective on Peacebuilding in Jerusalem” on Wednesday, February 27, 12:30 p.m. in the Gibbs Room. For questions about this lunch event, please email Molly O’Brien, CACS Administrative Coordinator.

Canon Dagher is part of the Building Dialogue Project team based at St. George’s College, Jerusalem. Building Dialogue is a 3-year joint project, funded by Trinity Wall Street, between St. George’s College, Jerusalem, Virginia Theological Seminary, Cuttington University in Liberia, and Msalato Theological College in Tanzania. Teams at each of these four institutions are working to develop theological and cultural resources for reconciliation across conflict. For more information about the Building Dialogue project, please contact Hartley Wensing, CACS Director of Communion Projects. Canon Dagher will be with us all week so please join me in welcoming him and do take advantage of the opportunities that his visit brings.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President
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