Gun Violence, Homophobia, and the Role of the Church

September 20, 2016 -
11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Reverend Alan Storey

Speaker: Rev. Alan Storey, Central Methodist Church, Cape Town, South Africa
Conversant: Dr. Charles Campbell, Professor of Homiletics in Divinity School, Duke University

Rev. Alan Storey is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and presently serving at the Central Methodist Mission in Cape Town, South Africa. He has an Honours degree in Theology and a Masters in the Philosophy of Applied Ethics from St. Augustine College in SA, with a special focus on economics. In 1990 he was arrested for refusing to serve in the Apartheid regime's military, and faced trial with a six-year prison sentence as the likely outcome. The State abandoned Alan's trial midway, and he became the last conscientious objector brought to trial in apartheid South Africa.Among the many civil society organizations that Alan is involved with are Gun Free South Africa (chairperson) and IAM (chairperson), which is an advocacy organization for LGBTIQ people within the Church. He is a Fellow of the ninth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative - South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.Light lunch will be provided. Event is free and open to the public. RSVP to amanda.frederick@duke.edu by Sept. 16.

Contact name

amanda.frederick@duke.edu
668-1663

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  • Concilium on Southern Africa