Remembering to Pack the Mitre, Visit the Ambassador, Meet the Muslims

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Rev. David MarshallThe Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School will host a brown bag lecture featuring the Rev. David Marshall, former chaplain at Lambeth Palace and current academic director of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christian-Muslim Building Bridges Seminar.

The lecture, “Chaplain to the Archbishop: Remembering to Pack the Mitre, Visit the Ambassador and Meet the Muslims,” will be held Oct. 1 from 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. in Room 031 of the Westbrook Building at the Divinity School.

After spending his early years in South India, Marshall earned degrees in theology and Islamic studies and received ordination training at Ridley Hall in Cambridge, where faculty have included current Duke Divinity faculty members Jo Bailey Wells, who is also director of AEHS, and Jeremy Begbie, director of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts.

Marshall has served in parish ministry, student chaplaincy, theological education and also as chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, first for Archbishop George Carey and then for current Archbishop Rowan Williams. He is currently academic director of the Archbishop's Building Bridges seminar for Christian-Muslim dialogue, which Duke Divinity Professor Ellen Davis is involved in, and a research fellow at the Berkley Center at Georgetown University. Marshall lives in the Lake District in northern England.

For more information about the lecture, call 919-660-3539 or email