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BRUCE KENT

 

Biographical Information

Born: London, 22 June 1929

Education:      Lower Canada College, Montreal, 1940-43

Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, 1943-46

Brasenose College, Oxford, (Law) 1949-52

St Edmund's College, Ware, (Catholic seminary) 1952-58

Manchester University, Honorary Doctorate of Laws, 1987

Middlesex University, Honorary Doctorate, 2002

Military Service: 6th Royal Tank Regiment, 2nd Lt., 1947-49

Church Life:  Ordained, Diocese of Westminster, 1958,

Curate Kensington/Notting Hill, 1958-62

Chair, Westminster Schools Commission, 1964-66

Chaplain, London University, 1966-74

Chaplain, Pax Christi, 1974-77

Parish Priest, Euston, 1977-80

Retired from active ministry, February 1987

Campaigns:    Joined CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) 1960

General Secretary and Chair, CND, 1980-90

Chair, War on Want, 1974-76

President, International Peace Bureau, 1985-92

President, London Region United Nations Association,1990-91

Secondary School Environment, Development, Disarmament Project 1993-95

UK organiser, Hague Conference 1999

Current peace-related positions include:

Vice-President, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Vice-President, Pax Christi

Vice President, Movement for the Abolition of War

Publications:  innumerable articles on peace issues and regular book reviews

pamphlets include: Peace is Our Problem;  Franz Jägerstätter: the man who said no  to Hitler;  The Nonviolence of Helder Camara

books: Building the Global Village (HarperCollins 1991)

Undiscovered Ends (HarperCollins, 1992)

Other Memberships:

Amnesty International

United Nations Association

Campaign Against the Arms Trade

Compassion in World Farming

Progressing Prisoners Maintaining Innocence



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