Former Archbishop of Canterbury to Speak at Beeson Divinity School

BIRMINGHAM (Kristen Padilla) — Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School will host The Most Rev. and Rt. Honorable Dr. George Carey, the 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, tomorrow (Jan. 26) at the semester’s opening convocation at 11 a.m. in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel.

Also known as the Lord Carey of Clifton, Carey served on behalf of about 80 worldwide million Anglicans as the most senior bishop from 1991 to 2002. After his retirement in 2004, he became the first former archbishop to publish his memoirs called, Know the Truth.

Carey continues an active ministry of writing and lecturing around the world. He has received 12 honorary doctorates and has authored 14 books.

Carey also is presentation fellow of King’s College London, fellow of Christ’s University College in Canterbury and fellow of the Library of Congress. Together with his wife of more than 50 years, Eileen, Carey serves as vice president of Tearfund, a Christian charity that works to end worldwide poverty.

“We are honored to have Lord Carey to preach at Beeson’s opening convocation,” said Timothy George, founding dean of Beeson Divinity. “He is one of the most respected and beloved leaders in world Christianity, and his ministry here will boost our newly founded Anglican Institute headed by Professor Gerald R. McDermott.”

In addition to Beeson’s opening convocation, Carey will be giving lectures Jan. 26-27 and preaching Jan. 31 at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham.

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