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Alan Storey, “It’s the Economy Stupid: Reflections and Learnings from South Africa”

Join us to welcome Alan Storey on Duke campus as he gives a talk entitled, “It’s the Economy Stupid: Reflections and Learnings from South Africa”.

Storey is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and is presently ministering at the Central Methodist Mission (CMM) in Cape Town.  Before moving to CMM, Alan was serving at Calvary Methodist Church, Midrand, situated halfway between Pretoria and Johannesburg for 11 years.

Storey’s commitment to the peacemaking Jesus was tested early in his life when he faced conscription into the apartheid regime’s military. After spending a year of discernment working as a laborer in Australia, he returned to South Africa, declaring he would never fight in the apartheid army – or any army. He was arrested and faced trial with a six-year prison sentence as the likely outcome. Storey’s trial was abandoned midway, and he became the last conscientious objector to be tried in apartheid South Africa.

Storey has spearheaded the transformation of the Stipend Policy within the Methodist Church of Southern Africa over the past number of years, calling the Church to take seriously the Gospel imperatives of economic justice.  He is also a founding member of Sacred Worth which is an organization working for the full inclusion of GLBIT people within the Church.

Storey specializes in facilitating Diversity Engagement Encounters, both within the Church and within other business and education institutions – healing the divisions that still divide us.  Alan has served the Transnet Foundation as a Board member.  He teaches widely throughout Southern Africa and abroad.

 A light lunch will be served.

Please RSVP to av71@duke.edu by Wednesday, April 22.

Free & open to the public.

Cosponsored by COSA and the DHRC@FHI.

Details

Date:
April 28, 2015
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Venue

Westbrook 031 – Duke Divinity School
Durham, + Google Map