CANON ANDREW WHITE – lived in Baghdad and was given the unofficial nickname “The Vicar of Baghdad”, because his church was the only remaining Anglican church in Iraq. In November 2014 he was ordered to leave due to increased security concerns. Since his ordination he has had a considerable role in the work of reconciliation, both between Christian and Jew and between Shiite and Sunni Muslim.
Much of ministry over the years centered on humanitarian endeavors. Beyond humanitarian efforts, the central tenet of Cannon White’s work has for years been devoted to cultivating communications between Shia and Sunni leaders – and even ISIS jihadists themselves – in Iraq. Despite the constant terrorist threat, he continues to travel to Baghdad to continue his work in anti-extremism dialogue and to undergo stem cell treatment for Multiple Sclerosis, a diagnosis he received at age 33. INVITE OTHERS TO JOIN YOU THIS SUNDAY!