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Os Guinness, speaker, Christian apologist, religious rights advocate, and the author of more than 20 books that include A Free People’s Suicide and Time for Truth, will be awarded an honorary doctorate by Taylor University officials during ceremonies next week.
Guinness will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, on Wednesday, March 29, at 10 am, in Rediger Chapel/Auditorium.
Prior to moving to the United States in 1984, Guinness was a freelance reporter with the BBC. He has also been a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, a Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum and the EastWest Institute in New York.
From 1986 to 1989, Guinness served as Executive Director of the Williamsburg Charter Foundation, a bicentennial celebration of the First Amendment. In this position he helped to draft The Williamsburg Charter and later The Global Charter of Conscience, which was published at the European Union Parliament in 2012. Guinness has spoken at dozens of the world’s major universities, and spoken widely to political and business conferences on many issues, including religious freedom, across the world. He is currently a senior fellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics in Oxford.
Guinness completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil) in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.
His books include: