PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell to Speak in Santa Barbara

Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell will speak in Santa Barbara on Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:00 am – 12:00 at the First Presbyterian Church, Constance and State, Santa Barbara.

Word and Life, a group of thoughtful Christians in search of mature faith, will host John Philip Newell, a poet, peacemaker and acclaimed scholar of Celtic Christianity. He will lead a lively discussion of his book, A New Harmony, his vision and pathway toward transformation of our lives and our world… $10.00 includes program, and mid-morning nosh!

For more information contact Bob Doering at or 805-450-3424

John Philip divides his time between Edinburgh with his family where he does most of his writing and the United States of America where he teaches and preaches across the nation.

Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is now Companion Theologian for the American Spirituality Center of Casa del Sol at Ghost Ranch in the high desert of New Mexico where he and his wife spend their summers. In 2011 he received the Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute in Washington DC.

John Philip, the co-founder of Salva Terra: A Vision Towards Earth’s Healing, is an ordained Church of Scotland minister with a passion for peace among the great wisdom traditions of humanity. His PhD is from the University of Edinburgh and he is internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality, having authored over 15 books, including Listening for the Heartbeat of God, Praying with the Earth, and his most recent visionary work A New Harmony: the Spirit, the Earth, & the Human Soul.

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