Community Dialogue: Fr. John Brian's story
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Fr. John Brian's story
Fr John Brian is an Orthodox priest, ordained in 1987 and has been involved in ecumenical and interfath activity from the beginning of his priesthood out of a mission necessity. He took a personal leave of absence from active status, during which time he was led to further interfaith activity. This eventually led to the establishment of Interfaith Awareness Week in Wisconsin by Governor proclamation in 1998. And it has been the week of Human Rights Day (December 10) since. His book, "Neighbors, Strangers and Everyone Else" (also Barnes & Noble or Amazon) was published this year and includes interfaith writing, speeches and talks from an Orthodox perspective, including a chapter on one of his personal heroes, Bishop Paulos Mar Gregorios (of blessed memory 1996) .
This recording is made of his presentation of his story at the Orthodox Peace Fellowship - North America Conference 2010, "Interfaith Dialogue: Seeking the Peaceable Kingdom." It was recorded Saturday, October 2, 2010 at St Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, California (by JBP - audio editing by Christo)
"The stranger that stays with you shall be to you as the homeborn among you and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." Leviticus 19:33-34
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