The Iowa Prayer Breakfast Committee
invites you to the Fifty-Fourth Annual

Iowa Prayer Breakfast
featuring author and speaker Os Guinness

Thursday, April 2 | 7:00 - 8:45 AM

Os Guinness is an author and social critic. Great-great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China during World War II where his parents were medical missionaries. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.

Os has written or edited more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, Long Journey Home, Unspeakable, A Free People's Suicide, The Global Public Square, and Renaissance. His forthcoming book Fool's Talk – The recovery of Christian Persuasion will be published by InterVarsity Press in June, 2015.

Os Guinness

Os Guinness

Os Guinness Webpage


Before moving to the United States in 1984, Os was a freelance reporter with the BBC. Since then he has 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, Os 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. Os 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 seniorfellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics in Oxford, though he still lives with his wife Jenny in the Washington DC area.

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