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Knox College mourns the death of former professor Dr. John Sargent Moir

Obituary from the Globe & Mail

MOIR, John Sargent
MA, PhD, DD, Professor Emeritus of University of Toronto, on March 9, 2012. Loving husband for 60 years of Jacqueline, survived by 8 children, 13 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren. Brother of Ruth Moir. A professor of history at Carleton University, 1955-1965 and University of Toronto 1965-1989, Dr. Moir also taught at Knox College, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto Graduate Centre of Religious Studies. Author of numerous volumes and papers, he was recognised as an authority on Canadian religious history and was a member of many historical societies. The family will receive friends at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Friday, March 16th, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Service will be held on Saturday at Alexandra Presbyterian Church, 410 Colborne Street, Brantford at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society or to the Kidney Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. www.dennistoll.ca

Knox College Announces 2012 Honorary Degree Recipient

At its 168th Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, Knox College will confer the degree Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) to The Rev. Dr. Silas Ncozana. The Board of Governors have selected The Rev. Dr. Ncozana based on his creative leadership in mission and various levels of the church’s life, as well as his outstanding faith-based contributions to public life.

The Rev. Dr. Silas Ncozana

Pastor, community organizer and developer, statesman, diplomat, teacher and scholar – these are the words that people often use to describe The Rev. Dr. Silas Ncozana.

Silas is the former General Secretary of Blantyre Synod, Moderator of General Assembly for The Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian (C.C.A.P), Youth Director for the Synod of Blantyre (C.C.A.P.) and travelling General Secretary of the Student Christian Organization of Malawi. He was a member of the Central Executive of All Africa Conference of Churches, World Alliance of Reformed Churches and World Council of Churches. He has taught at Fort Hare University in South Africa, served as interim Principal of Zomba Theological College and is the current Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Church History, Executive Administrator and Chief Academic Officer of Sindima Memorial Institute.

In addition to his work in ministry and education, Silas was appointed High Commissioner to Tanzania and later Ambassador to Germany, Austria, Poland, Denmark, Russia, the Vatican, and World Trade Organization in Switzerland. He has also been involved in community projects focussed on safe water, orphans and green energy.

Silas has diplomas in theology from The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Theological College and The University of Central Africa, Zimbabwe, a diploma in administration from Kabete College in Kenya, a diploma in Community and Youth development from The University of Birmingham, master’s degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and Knox College, and a Ph.D. from The University of Aberdeen.

All are invited to attend Knox College’s Convocation ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7:30p.m. at Convocation Hall, the University of Toronto, 31 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON.

The Rev. Malcolm Warford, Author, The Spirit’s Tether: Eight Lives in Ministry and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, will deliver the convocation address, Being In Ministry.


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