Reverend Dr. Canon Andrew White


President of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, Reverend Canon Andrew White is the Vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq and the recipient of several significant prizes for his peacemaking efforts.
In 1998, White became the youngest canon in the Anglican Church, and was named by the Archbishop of Canterbury as Special Envoy to the Middle East. He helped draft the First Alexandria Declaration of the Religious Leaders of the Holy Land and the Baghdad Religious Accord, both of which brought together key religious leaders of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths. After the establishment of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Canon White because its president. As such, he oversees medical and dental clinics, providing free health care to people of all faiths and relief efforts to thousands of Iraqis.
Dubbed the "Vicar of Baghdad," Canon White serves as the Vicar of St. George's Church in Iraq. There he works to maintain communication between Shia and Sunni leaders and to "gain trust of key religious leaders on both sides in various conflict areas."