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Gun Violence, Homophobia, and the Role of the Church

Rev. Alan Storey is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and presently serving at the Central Methodist Mission in Cape Town, South Africa. He has an Honours degree in Theology and a Masters in the Philosophy of Applied Ethics from St. Augustine College in SA, with a special focus on economics.

In 1990 he was arrested for refusing to serve in the Apartheid regime’s military, and faced trial with a six-year prison sentence as the likely outcome. The State abandoned Alan’s trial midway, and he became the last conscientious objector brought to trial in apartheid South Africa. During his theological training at Rhodes University, he was involved in the Gun Free South Africa Campaign that was launched at the time of transition to democracy and was the deputy chairperson of the National Peace Accord in that region.

Among the many civil society organizations that Alan is involved with are Gun Free South Africa (chairperson) and IAM (chairperson), which is an advocacy organisation for LGBTIQ people within the Church. He is a Fellow of the ninth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative – South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Conversant: Dr. Charles Campbell, Professor of Homiletics in Divinity School, Duke University

A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to amanda.frederick@duke.edu

Event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Concilium on Southern Africa, Department of Religion, Divinity School, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute (DHRC@FHI), and Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)


September 20, 2016
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
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