The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell

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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. 


Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell

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The Light Within All Life

Tuesday January 01, 2013
In his sermon for Epiphany Sunday, the Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell explores the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, and reveals that the truth of Epiphany is that we are loved, we are part of the beautiful light of God, called to shine for the healing of the world.

Look to the Child

Tuesday December 20, 2011
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.

Articles by The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell

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

Friday November 11, 2011
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.

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

Sunday October 30, 2011
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.

John Philip Newell: 9/11 Prayers Connecting Distant Shores

Saturday September 10, 2011
In a meditation for, 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."

Video by The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell

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Deep Peace - John Philip Newell

Monday August 11, 2014
Author John Philip Newell offers a Celtic prayer for peace.

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

Wednesday July 18, 2012
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.