Face to Face

06.25.2020 - Events

Conversations from Kanuga

The Apostle Paul, in his hymn to love, wrote: “12For now we see in a mirror, dimly,[b] but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13 And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”   (I Cor. 13:12-13 NRSV)

In this new online series, Kanuga presents provocative dialogue to reveal the kingdom of God at hand. By seeking a more mindful and compassionate world together, we honor the dignity of every human being and promote justice and peace. Our honest, vulnerable exchange trusts that God will reveal a sacred path forward, not only for ourselves, but for the world God so loves.  

The series, held on various Sunday evenings at 7 p.m., features guests who join Kanuga President & CEO The Rev. Michael Sullivan to address the challenges of our day.  

For our first discussion, we welcome Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II, the 17th Vice Chancellor and President of the University of the South, Sewanee. Ambassador Brigety is a native Southerner whose life and distinguished career have taken him from the U.S. Naval Academy to the University of Cambridge, and from Africa to Washington, D.C. He is a former dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University and former U.S. Ambassador to the African Union. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a master’s degree in philosophy and a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Cambridge.

He has served as an adjunct senior fellow for African Peace and Security at the Council on Foreign Relations and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of African Affairs. He has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, where he supervised U.S. refugee programs in Africa. He is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy, a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a recipient of the Council’s International Affairs Fellowship. 

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