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The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell John Philip Newell is a poet, a scholar and a teacher. He is currently Companion Theologian for the American Spirituality Centre of Casa del Sol in the high desert of New Mexico.

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The Rev. Dr John Philip Newell is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar. In 2011 he received the Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute in Washington DC.

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.

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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Deep Peace - John Philip Newell

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Author John Philip Newell offers a Celtic prayer for peace.
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The Light Within All Life

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Epiphany of the Lord - Year C

January 06, 2013

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Today in many parts of the Christian household we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany and we hear this passage from Matthew's Gospel--the story of wise men from the East searching out and finding the Christ Child. The word 'epiphany' simply means 'showing' or 'shining forth.' Divine light shines forth from this Child. But it should not so much be understood as the appearance of God as the transparence of God. The divine light that shines in the Child is not a foreign light to the earth. It is the Light at the heart of all life. It is the Light from which all things come. If somehow this Light were extracted from the universe, everything would cease to exist. So this is a story about the Light at the heart of everything, the Light at the heart of you, the Light at the heart of me.

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The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell - A Day1 Conversation with Peter Wallace

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The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell joins Day1 host Peter Wallace in the studio for an enlightening conversation on celtic spirituality, centering prayer, and his two books. Join us for a conversation of faith and hope, only on Day1.
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December 25, 2011

Look to the Child

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On this Christmas Day, the Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell offers a powerful message of hope as we look to the Child of Peace, as did the shepherds and the Magi, so that we in turn can help bring peace to this world.
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November 11, 2011

David Crumm: John Philip Newell's Prayer for Peace on 11-11-11

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Here is the prayer John Philip Newell is sharing across the Internet, inviting like-minded men and women to pray in solidarity with this movement on 11-11-11.
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October 30, 2011

John Philip Newell: 11/11/11: Our Instinct for Unity

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On Nov. 11 in Austin we will especially pray for peace between the religious households of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. We will use words from the Quran, the Hebrew Scriptures and the teachings of Jesus to chant for an end to hostilities.
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September 10, 2011

John Philip Newell: 9/11 Prayers Connecting Distant Shores

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In a meditation for ReadtheSpirit.com, John Philip Newell writes: "I have a very definite sense that, at this point 10 years down the road from 9/11, we are being called to remember a tragic moment—and to recognize that we are part of a turning movement in the world."