2007-10-04 / News

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit island

The Most Reverend George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, will speak at Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church in Jamestown on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. The topic of his address will be "Christianity and Islam: Is a clash inevitable?"

Lord Carey served as the 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002. Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Archbishop Carey became very involved in efforts to encourage dialogue between Christians and Muslims. In January of 2002 he initiated and hosted an inaugural gathering at his London residence, Lambeth Palace, between Christian and Muslim scholars from around the globe, with the intention of creating an on-going dialogue between these two great faiths.

Following his retirement in October of 2002, Lord Carey has continued to be intimately involved in efforts to bring Muslims and Christians together for dialogue. He is currently serving as the cochair for the "Council of 100," an initiative of the "World Economic Forum" which seeks to promote dialogue and cooperation between the Western and Islamic Worlds.

The Reverend Kevin Lloyd, rector of Saint Matthew's Parish, and his wife, Julia, both served on Archbishop Carey's staff at Lambeth Palace in 2001 and 2002.

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