Nadim Nassar Is Sunday's Speaker At St. Paul's Episcopal

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Rev. Nadim Nassar, a Syrian-born Episcopal priest, returns to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 805 West 7th St this Sunday to preach and teach — and to enlighten us on being Christians in a world with confusion about Islam and Judaism. Nadim has lately been at Trinity Wall Street and on Fox News. He is the Director and co-founder of the Awareness Foundation, and co-author of the Awareness Course and established the Awareness Foundation in 2003 with Bishop Michael Marshall in response to the growing need to study the Christian faith in the context of the 21st century. 

He is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’s Inter Faith Theological Advisory Group, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on International Religious Freedom, and he advises the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Nadim Nassar lectures, speaks and teaches in the Middle East, Europe and the US; he leads diocesan conferences in the US, UK and Hong Kong. 

He was born and raised in Lattakia, Syria, and is the only Syrian priest in the Church of England. He has lectured in different universities in London, including the American Intercontinental University where he taught world religions, and London Guildhall University where he developed the ‘Faith and Citizenship’ seminar.

Schedule for All Saints' Sunday with The Rev. Nadim Nassar: 9:15 a.m. Christian Education. Guest Speaker: The Rev. Nadim Nassar. "Being a Faithful Christian in a Pluralistic World"; 8 and 10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist: The Rev. Nadim Nassar, Preacher; 4 p.m. Saints in Glory: A Service of Music & Lessons for All Saints’ Day. Reception with The Rev. Nassar follows; 5:30 p.m., Social Time & Dinner to Benefit The Awareness Foundation. Reservations required .

Tickets to the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Social Time & Dinner with conversation about the work of the International Awareness Foundation begin at $10 each. Reservations required. Donations in support of the Awareness Foundation will be accepted at the close of dinner. Contact Amy Sandy: amy@stpaulschatt.org or 602-5660 for dinner reservations and Monday lunch and course reservations.

 

Monday, Nov. 4, 12:30 p.m. to 3, Special Teaching Event with The Rev. Nadim Nassar. Introduction to the Awareness Course by its founding author. Nadim Nassar launches lay and clergy leaders into the Awareness Course. Eucharist at 12:05 p.m. in the Chapel (optional). Lunch at 12:30 p.m. (optional, donations accepted).




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