Chatham, Mass. (PRWEB) August 17, 2007
The Rev. Ian T. Douglas, a member of the Executive Council of the U.S. Episcopal Church, will deliver a guest sermon and take questions at a special African service Sept. 2 at St. Christopher’s Church.
The service, which is free and open to the public, begins at 10 a.m. at 625 Main St. Douglas hopes to raise awareness of the American church’s Millennium Development Goals, which strives to eradicate extreme poverty by 2015.
St. Christopher’s AIDS in Africa Committee is hosting the service, which will feature African drum music played by Issa Couliby of Providence, and African art. The service will use the Kenyan Book of Common Prayer.
The church’s AIDS in Africa Committee provides food, medical care, schooling and uniforms to more than 400 AIDS orphans in Kenya’s Kwiliba Parish.
Douglas is a passionate educator at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge. When not in the classroom he travels around the world promoting reconciliation in the Anglican Communion. The American church is a member of the communion.
He is a widely published author. His most recent book is “Understanding the Windsor Report: Two Leaders in the American Church Speak Across the Divide” with Paul Zahl.