Tribute to Adrian Smith

It was with considerable sadness that PCN Britain has learned of the death of one of its members, Father Adrian Smith, earlier this year.

A Catholic priest and former missionary in Africa, Adrian Smith went on to become National Director of the Movement for a Better World. He was best known for his 16 books, especially Tomorrow’s Christian and Tomorrow’s Faith, which have inspired many a PCN discussion. He was a leading force in CANA, (Christians Awakening to a New Awareness), and wrote of the implications of this new awareness for Christian belief. An early member of PCN Britain, he contributed by leading seminars and writing for our Newsletter. A Catholic colleague, Father Patrick, praised Adrian for his ability to disobey in the interest of more fundamental values. “Adrian, the silent rebel, always chose the non systemic man, Jesus, above the process… He was a prophet of an inclusive, caring and searching church”

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