Publication date: 5-15-2013
Imprint: Monarch Books
Reflections on Peacemaking
The Vicar of Baghdad shares what he has learned about peacemaking
Canon Andrew White is a peacemaker who has saved hundreds of individuals and communities through reconciliation. Before he left to serve in Baghdad in 2005, Andrew was director of the International Centre for Reconciliation in Coventry, England—the center of a network of over 250 "Cross of Nails" centers, which serve the cause of reconciliation around the world.
Father Forgive is structured around the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation, which was written following the bombing of Coventry's medieval cathedral during World War II. The litany's main theme, which is inscribed behind the altar of the ruined building, is "Father Forgive." Accompanying the litany are reflections written from Andrew's experience.
Appropriate for personal reflection or as a tool to launch a strategic prayer initiative for reconciliation around the world, Father Forgive is packed with unique insights and profound personal experience.