About the President
The Reverend Canon Dr Andrew White, president of Jerusalem Merit, is a respected academic and author, a medical professional, an Anglican priest and an internationally-renowned global peacemaker. Jerusalem Middle East Reconciliation International greatly benefits from the insights and experience of its president enabling it to prioritise and target specific areas that require financial, medical, educational and spiritual support for Iraqi refugees residing in Jordan.
Canon White is also the founder of a primary, middle and senior school for Iraqi refugee children and a community-based medical clinic in the centre of Amman. As well as directing extensive relief programmes and pastoral work, he continues to engage in the work of interfaith reconciliation and conflict resolution, facilitating dialogues between religious and political leaders both within the Middle East and around the globe. Whilst the main work of the organisation is currently based in Jordan and Jerusalem, Canon Andrew White and other members of the organisation travel extensively, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States, where they are invited to speak, advise and lecture at various educational, academic, political and religious forums.