Brent, Charles Henry
Born: Apr 09, 1862 AD
Died: 1929 AD, at 66 years of age.
1862 - He was born in Canada and educated at Trinity College, Toronto on the 9th of April.
1902 - After the Philippines were acquired by the United States during the Spanish-American War, the Episcopal Church appointed Brent as Missionary Bishop of the Philippines and arrived on the same ship with the American Governor, William H. Taft.
- Brent focused on non-Christians, including the Igorots in Luzon, the Muslims, and the Chinese in Manila.
- He served on several international commissions to stop narcotic trafficking.
- During World War I, he was the Senior Chaplain for the American Armed Forces in Europe.
1918 - He declined three elections to bishoprics in the United States in order to continue his work in the Philippines, he accepted the position of Bishop of Western New York.
1927 - He helped to organize the first World Conference on Faith and Order, which met in Lausanne, Switzerland.
1929 - He died in Lausanne on the 27th of March is the commemoration of Brent in the Episcopal Church.
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