Media: Archbishop of Canterbury and Presiding Bishop Join to Speak in Dallas Sept 20
Please direct all inquiries to: Steven Haal, Director of Communications
September 10, 2018 | For immediate release
“LOVE AND RECONCILIATION:
How do we do these in today’s world?”
A discussion panel featuring both The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
The American Friends of the Anglican Centre in Rome
Thursday, September 20, 2018
2:30 p.m. in the Church
Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal
8011 Douglas Avenue, Dallas TX 75225
Event website: http://www.saintmichael.org/Bishops-Panel-Discussion/
DALLAS, TX The Rev. Dr. Christopher D. Girata, Rector of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal, will moderate a discussion centering on love and reconciliation. These two topics play a primary role in the platform and priorities of both the Archbishop and Presiding Bishop. The talk will touch upon the evidence of global need, the responsibility we, as Christians, each share in the way of Jesus, and what intentional actions of love and reconciliation might look like in today’s world.
This is a historic moment as it will be the first time these two leaders have met with one another on American soil since they have both been in office.
This special panel discussion event will also be streamed live online via Livestream and our Facebook page, and available afterwards on demand:
@smaadallas on FB, Instagram and Youtube
About The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby
The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby became the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013. He was previously Bishop of Durham, Dean of Liverpool Cathedral and a Canon of Coventry Cathedral, where he worked extensively in the field of reconciliation.
Before he began training for ministry in 1989, Archbishop Justin worked in the oil industry for 11 years – five in Paris and six in London.
Archbishop Justin has three main priorities for his ministry – Evangelism and Witness; Prayer and the Renewal of Religious life; and Reconciliation. He is a member of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and a High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation for the United Nations. He is the author of Reimagining Britain and Dethroning Mammon, both published by Bloomsbury.
About The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry is Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. He is the Chief Pastor and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as Chair of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church.
Presiding Bishop Curry was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church on November 1, 2015. He was elected to a nine-year term and confirmed at the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City, UT, on June 27, 2015.
The descendant of enslaved Africans brought to North America by way of the trans-Atlantic slave routes, Presiding Bishop Curry was born in Chicago, IL, on March 13, 1953. Presiding Bishop Curry’s father was an Episcopal priest and his mother was a devout Episcopalian. She died at a young age, and Presiding Bishop Curry, along with his sister, was raised by his father and his grandmother. His father, mother and grandmother grounded him in Christian beliefs and practices through their example and their teachings.
He attended public schools in Buffalo, NY, and, even at a young age, he learned about social activism through his father’s leadership and his own dedication to righting a broken world.
Presiding Bishop Curry was graduated with high honors from Hobart College in Geneva, NY, in 1975. He received a Master of Divinity degree in 1978 from Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, CT. He has furthered his education with continued study at The College of Preachers, Princeton Theological Seminary, Wake Forest University, the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary, and the Institute of Christian Jewish Studies. He has received honorary degrees from Episcopal Divinity School; Sewanee: The University of the South; Virginia Theological Seminary; and Yale.
About The American Friends of the Anglican Centre in Rome
The Friends of the Anglican Centre in Rome are men and women, priests and lay people, the newly curious as well as committed ecumenists, young, old and everything in between. We hold a diversity of views on social, political, and theological positions, and have many different ways of trying to understand unity between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church. Most of all, each and every one of us is committed to a dialogue between our churches that is never dull, that is alternatively frustrating and rewarding, and that’s always worth the effort.
About The Rev. Dr. Christopher D. Girata
The Rev. Dr. Chris Girata was called to be the eighth Rector of Saint Michael and All Angels in June, 2016 and started his ministry at Saint Michael on August 15, 2016. Previously, Chris served as Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, a position he had held since 2012. Prior to becoming rector at Calvary, he was Associate Rector at St. Luke’s in Birmingham from 2008 – 2012, and as a seminarian served at The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and at St. John’s in Chevy Chase, MD. He is recognized as a leader in the Episcopal Church, presenting regularly at church-wide conferences, seminars and retreats, and the Consortium for Endowed Episcopal Parishes. Chris is a native of Florida, a classically trained musician, and an amateur cook. He and his wife, Nicole, have three children.
About Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
Just south of Northwest Highway off of Douglas Avenue, Saint Michael and All Angels is all about people—people who care for one another. People who learn and share experiences together. People who believe that we can make a difference in our community—around the world—and in our individual lives. We are a vibrant Episcopal Church started in 1945 in a Boy Scout hut located on the grounds of the University Park YMCA. Several months later, on the Feast Day of Saint Michael and All Angels, the group, which by then had become several hundred persons, executed the charter and formed Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Today our community is one of the largest in the country, seeking to help those around us in need, and deepening our personal faith in a pursuit of Jesus Christ.