Jameson Jones Visiting Preacher, John Philip Newell
Description: We welcome John Philip Newell, poet, peacemaker, and scholar, as the Fall Jameson Jones Visiting Preacher. Newell’s talk and prayers for peace are part of his Denver visit, “Iona Comes to Denver: Celtic Spirituality and Peacemaking” co-sponsored by Iliff School of Theology, and DU Chaplain’s Office. Preceding Newell’s talk, a reception for the Iliff community to meet John Philip Newell will be held in Shattuck Hall (formerly Great Hall) on the Iliff campus, a short one block walk from Evans Chapel.
“As never before in the history of humanity, we are becoming aware of our inter-relatedness… The question is whether we will choose to translate this emerging consciousness into transformative action.” Newell
The Reverend Dr. John Philip Newell is co-founder of Salva Terra: A Vision Toward Earth’s Healing. He is Companion Theologian for the American Spirituality Center of Casa del Sol at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and former Warden (curator) of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland. He is an ordained Church of Scotland minister with a passion for the oneness of all God’s creation and peace among the great wisdom traditions. As a scholar he is an authority on Celtic spirituality and Celtic Christianity and has authored over 15 books, including Listening for the Heartbeat of God, Christ of the Celts, Praying with the Earth, and most recently, A New Harmony: the Spirit, the Earth, & the Human Soul. http://www.salvaterravision.org
Celtic Christian spirituality is intimately linked to the natural world, open to the treasure of other religious traditions, and grounded in the daily practice of prayer and meditation.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. (Evan’s Chapel on the DU Campus)
Reception prior to Newell’s talk, Oct. 24, 5 p.m., Shattuck Hall (formerly Great Hall)
Location: University of Denver, Evans Chapel, Denver, 80210 (A short walk from Iliff.)