Hospitality and Solidarity, Not Hostility and Hate: Statement of Christian Ethicists Without Borders on Anti-Semitism, Racism, & Xenophobia

45238686_352887411952453_1040847103271632896_nHospitality and Solidarity, Not Hostility and Hate: Christian Ethicists Without Borders’ Statement on Anti-Semitism, Racism, & Xenophobia

 

31 October 2018

 

Last year, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11th and 12th, where hundreds of armed white supremacist neo-Nazis marched and shouted vitriolic, anti-Semitic and racist words, 791 ethicists, theologians, and others who teach Christian ethics signed a Statement on White Supremacy and Racism. Sadly, things only seem to have gotten worse.

 

Over the last several days, we have been horrified by the following hateful crimes:

 

  • Pipe bombs were sent to prominent Democratic figures, including two former US Presidents, and critics of current US President Donald Trump. As one reporter noted, the van of the suspected bomber, Cesar Altieri Sayoc, Jr., “was a platform to show his support of President Donald Trump that verged on the obsessive, and to denigrate Trump’s perceived opposition — some of whom would receive bombs in the mail.”

 

  • Two African Americans, Maurice Stallard and Vickie Lee Jones, were killed at a supermarket in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, a suburb of Louisville. The gunman charged with the killing, Gregory Bush, first tried to get into the First Baptist Church of Jeffersontown, a predominantly African-American church.

 

  • 11 Jewish persons were killed and 6 others wounded, including 4 police officers who responded, at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The killer’s (Robert Bowers’) anti-Semitic views were posted on the social media platform Gab, including assertions that Jews were supporting the “invasion” of the US by a caravan of migrant people from Central America. Mr. Trump continues to refer to the migrant caravan that is seeking asylum from the violence and terrible conditions in their home countries as a huge threat attempting to “invade” the US.

We have been tasked and entrusted by our religious and academic institutions not only to teach about ethics, but also to help our fellow believers and citizens to uphold and practice our core beliefs and values. Here are just a few we see as needing special emphasis during this dire time:

 

  • Hospitality: Abraham, who is regarded as the ancient nomadic ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims, exemplified the virtue of hospitality to strangers (Genesis 18:1-8). The Torah reminds us to show hospitality to strangers who come to us (Exodus 23:9). Jesus summed up “all the law and prophets” as love for God and neighbor (Matthew 22:34-40), and taught that  “neighbor” refers to anyone in need, including those who in particular are “other” from us, as illustrated in his parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 30-37).

 

  • Human Dignity: The biblical teaching that all human persons are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) is one that resonates across many faith traditions, and it demands treatment of other persons that is consonant with their God-given dignity. This belief not only emphasizes individual human dignity but also our essential relatedness to others and, hence, community, solidarity, and the common good. We should never limit our respect for human dignity only to white, Christian citizens of the United States.

 

  • Honesty: As the apostle Paul said, “… brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8). We should not be “played” by politicians and others who lie, deceive, and slander.

 

  • Humility: The apostle Paul wrote that we should have the same mindset as Christ Jesus, who “humbled himself,” serving others and confronting socio-political evils even though it led to “death on a cross” (Philippians 2:5, 8). Given that Native Americans resided on this continent first, it is with humility that we call for hospitality towards strangers seeking asylum here.

 

Accordingly, we repeat and renew our pledge from a year ago. As ethicists, we commit — through our teaching, writing, and service — to the ongoing work of building bridges and restoring wholeness where racist, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic ideologies have brought brokenness and pain.

 

  • We need to reject hatred — especially of those who are different from ourselves — and instead courageously embrace and embody love. Fear of the racial, political, and religious “other” is leading to unjustifiable and inexcusable violence. As God said to Zerubbabel, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6). While we may vary on specific firearms policies, we agree about the need for sensible gun regulations, and that arming more people, especially in our houses of worship and schools, is not the answer.

 

  • We are enabled by that Spirit to exhibit a spirit of love that “casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). We believe Jesus Christ has “broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us” (Ephesians 2:14). Jesus, Mary and Joseph, who were Jewish themselves, were also refugees fleeing from the violence of Herod the Great’s regime, seeking asylum in Egypt, which welcomed them (Matthew 2:13-19). Jesus was neither white nor a US citizen, and he warned against inhospitality towards others: “I was a stranger and you did not welcome me…. Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me” (Matthew 25:43, 45). While we may vary on specific immigration policies and interpretations of Constitutional law, we agree that migrants seeking refuge should not be threatened with military force and that our immigration and naturalization system should be humane and just.

 

  • By the waters of baptism, we belong to a community that transcends all human-made borders and political parties, and our ultimately loyalty is to God as revealed to us in Jesus Christ, the Lord. As the apostle Paul wrote, “our citizenship” is already in God’s kin-dom (Philippians 3:20), for which we daily pray to “come, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). We love our country, but there is a “greater love” (John 15:13) to which we are called. In the end, “We must obey God rather than any human authority” whenever these conflict (Acts 5:29). While we may vary on patriotism and what it entails, we agree that nationalism — that is, an absolute love for country or race that involves unlimited obedience to party or politician — is a form of idolatry.

 

In closing, we ask our fellow believers, religious leaders, and citizens to join us in solidarity as we commit ourselves to “do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly” with one another, especially the neediest and most vulnerable, and our God (Micah 6:8).

 

(If you are a Christian ethicist or teach Christian ethics and wish to add your name, please email Tobias Winright at tobias.winright@slu.edu or Anna Floerke Scheid at scheida@duq.edu or MT Dávila at davilam@merrimack.edu with your name, position, and institution. Institutions are named for identification purposes only and this does not necessarily represent their support of this statement.)

 

Signed,

 

  1. Tobias Winright, Associate Professor of Theological Ethics and Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University
  2. Anna Floerke Scheid, Associate Professor of Theological Ethics, Duquesne University
  3. María Teresa Dávila, Lecturer, Religious & Theological Studies, Merrimack College
  4. Grace Yia-Hei Kao, Professor of Ethics, Claremont School of Theology
  5. Christine E. McCarthy, Instructor of Catholic Social Ethics, Marywood University
  6. Anne Burkholder, Associate Dean of Methodist Studies, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
  7. Marcus Mescher, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Xavier University
  8. Timothy Harvie, Associate Professor, St. Mary’s University, Calgary, Canada
  9. Andrew Staron, Assistant Professor of Theology, Wheeling Jesuit University
  10. Joseph Wiinikka-Lydon, Researcher, Center for Ethics, University of Pardubice
  11. Terrence W. Tilley, Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Professor of Catholic Theology Emeritus, Fordham University
  12. Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda, Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran University, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Core Doctoral Faculty, the Graduate Theological Union
  13. Susan A. Ross, Professor of Theology, Loyola University Chicago
  14. T. Michael McNulty, SJ, Scholar in Residence, Marquette University Center for Peacemaking
  15. Ken Butigan, Senior Lecturer, Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Program (and Catholic Studies Affiliated Faculty), DePaul University
  16. Bryan N. Massingale, Buckman Professor of Theological Ethics, Fordham University
  17. David O’Brien, Professor Emeritus of History and Catholic Studies, College of the Holy Cross
  18. Jame Schaefer, Associate Professor, Systematic Theology and Ethics, Marquette University
  19. Kevin Carnahan, Associate Professor of Religion, Central Methodist University
  20. Michael T. McLaughlin, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Old Dominion University
  21. Kristin E. Heyer, Professor of Theological Ethics, Theology Department, Boston College
  22. Lois Malcolm, Professor of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary
  23. Paulette Skiba, BVM, Professor of Religious Studies, Clarke University
  24. Jessica Wrobleski, Associate Professor of Theology, Wheeling Jesuit University
  25. Gerald J. Beyer, Associate Professor of Theology & Religious Studies, Villanova University
  26. Anthony J. Godzieba, Professor of Theology & Religious Studies, Villanova University
  27. Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Professor of Theology, Fordham University
  28. James E. Hug, SJ, Sacramental Minister, Adrian Dominican Sisters, Dominican Center: Spirituality for Mission
  29. Kevin Ahern, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Peace Studies, Manhattan College
  30. John Inglis, Professor in Philosophy, cross-appointed to Religious Studies, University of Dayton
  31. Rev. Elyse Berry, DMin, Bioethics Postdoctoral Fellow, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  32. David C. Cramer, Sessional Faculty, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
  33. Lisa Sowle Cahill, Monan Professor of Theology, Boston College
  34. Elena Procario-Foley, Br. John G. Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies, Iona College
  35. Carl Procario-Foley, Director of Mission and Ministry, Iona College
  36. Peter Gathje, Vice-President of Academic Affairs/Dean, Memphis Theological Seminary
  37. Mikael Broadway, Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics, Shaw University Divinity School
  38. John Sniegocki, Associate Professor of Religious Ethics, Director, Peace & Justice Studies, Xavier University
  39. Dolores L. Christie, former Executive Director, Catholic Theological Society of America
  40. Joseph J. Fahey, Chair, Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, Retired Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College
  41. Michael G. Long, Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies, Elizabethtown College
  42. Kelly S. Johnson, Associate Professor, Religious Studies, University of Dayton
  43. M. Therese Lysaught, Professor, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Stritch School of Medicine, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago
  44. Emily Dumler-Winkler, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Constructive Theology, Saint Louis University
  45. Elizabeth S. Block, Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics, Saint Louis University
  46. Father Lev Smith, Visiting Scholar, University of Iowa
  47. William O’Neill, SJ, Lo Schiavo Chair, University of San Francisco
  48. Gerald W. Schlabach, Professor of Theology, University of St. Thomas (MN)
  49. Meghan Clark, Associate Professor of Moral Theology, St. John’s University
  50. Daniel P. Rhodes, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Justice and Faculty Coordinator of Contextual Education, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago
  51. John Slattery, Independent Scholar, Washington, DC
  52. Daniel P. Scheid, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of Theology, Duquesne University
  53. Kathryn Getek Soltis, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University
  54. Brad J. Kallenberg , Professor of Theology & Ethics, University of Dayton
  55. Doris M. Kieser, Associate Professor of Theology, St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  56. Craig A. Ford, Jr., Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Fordham University
  57. Drew Christiansen, SJ, Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Global Human Development, Georgetown University
  58. Cory D. Mitchell, D.Be (candidate), MA, Loyola University Chicago
  59. Daniel DiLeo, Director of Justice and Peace Studies Program, Assistant Professor of Cultural and Social Studies, Creighton University
  60. Elizabeth Collier, Professor of Business Ethics, Dominican University
  61. Jana M. Bennett, Professor of Theological Ethics, Department of Religious Studies, University of Dayton
  62. Richard W. Miller, Director of the M.A. in Theology, Professor of Systematic and Philosophical Theology, Professor of Sustainability Studies, Creighton University
  63. Laurie Johnston, Associate Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College
  64. Rachel Hart Winter, Director, Siena Center,  Dominican University
  65. Stephen Wilson, Associate Professor of Theology, Spring Hill College
  66. Bernard Prusak, Professor of Philosophy, Director of the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, King’s College (PA)
  67. Diane Yeager, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, Georgetown University
  68. William T. Cavanaugh, Professor of Catholic Studies, DePaul University
  69. Gerard Mannion, Amaturo Professor in Catholic Studies, Georgetown University, Senior Research Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs
  70. Todd David Whitmore, Associate Professor of Moral Theology/Christian Ethics, University of Notre Dame
  71. Kari-Shane Davis Zimmerman, Associate Professor of Theology, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (MN)
  72. Jordan Rowan Fannin, Assistant Professor of Christian Theology, Berry College
  73. Ted Grimsrud, Senior Professor of Peace Theology, Eastern Mennonite University
  74. Christopher D. Jones, Assistant Professor of Theology, Barry University
  75. Lisa Reiter, Director of Campus Ministry, Loyola University Chicago
  76. Kristopher Norris, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Public Theology Program Consultant, Center for Public Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary
  77. Michael P. Jaycox, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Seattle University
  78. Timothy J. Furry, Instructor of Religion and Philosophy, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School
  79. C. Melissa Snarr, Associate Professor of Ethics & Society, Vanderbilt Divinity School
  80. Joseph J. Kotva Jr., Indiana University School of Medicine South Bend (IN)
  81. Ryan Patrick McLaughlin, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Theology, College of Saint Elizabeth
  82. Kathryn Blanchard, Professor of Religious Studies, Alma College
  83. George Faithful, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Dominican University of California
  84. Lisa Nichols Hickman. PhD candidate, Duquesne University
  85. Mark Allman, Professor of Religious and Theological Studies, Merrimack College
  86. James T. Bretzke, SJ, Associate Professor of Theology, Marquette University
  87. Kyle A. Schenkewitz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Wartburg College
  88. Ron Pagnucco, Associate Professor of Peace Studies, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
  89. Maria Russell Kenney, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Asbury Theological Seminary
  90. Ryan Andrew Newson, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics, Campbell University
  91. Rita George-Tvrtković, Associate Professor of Theology, Benedictine University, Illinois
  92. Mel Webb, Research Associate in Philosophy & Classics; Lecturer, Honors College and Center for Civic Engagement, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  93. Darlene Fozard Weaver, Professor of Theology, Duquesne University
  94. Jennifer M. McBride, Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics, McCormick Theological Seminary
  95. John Winston Powell, Social Justice instructor, Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, Missouri
  96. Brian Berry, Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  97. Kerry Danner, Professorial Lecturer, Georgetown University
  98. Elizabeth Cochran, Associate Professor of Theology, Duquesne University
  99. Kathy Lilla Cox, Research Associate/Visiting Scholar, University of San Diego
  100. Mindy McGarrah Sharp, Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care, Columbia Theological Seminary
  101. Raymond R. Roberts; River Road Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA
  102. Karen Peterson-Iyer, Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, Santa Clara University
  103. Autumn Alcott Ridenour, Assistant Professor of Religious and Theological Studies, Merrimack College
  104. Aana Marie Vigen, Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Loyola University Chicago
  105. Ramón Luzárraga, Assistant Professor of Theology, Benedictine University Mesa
  106. Vic McCracken, Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology, Abilene Christian University
  107. Christopher Steck, SJ, Associate Professor, Georgetown University
  108. David B. Fletcher, Department of Philosophy, Wheaton College
  109. Jamie Pitts, Associate Professor of Anabaptist Studies, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
  110. Mark E. Gammon, Matthew Simpson Professor of Religion, Simpson College
  111. James F. Keenan, SJ, Canisius Professor, Boston College
  112. Jamie Schillinger, Associate Professor, St. Olaf College
  113. J. Milburn Thompson, Professor Emeritus of Theology, Bellarmine University
  114. Martin O’Malley, Research Scholar and Instructor, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
  115. Joe Pettit, Associate Professor, Morgan State University
  116. Steven R. Harmon, Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity
  117. Mark Doorley, Director, Ethics Program, Villanova University
  118. Elisabeth T. Vasko, Associate Professor of Theology, Duquesne University
  119. Kenneth L. Parker, Professor of Theology,  Ryan Endowed Chair for Newman Studies, Duquesne University
  120. Marinus Chijioke Iwuchukwu, Associate Professor of Theology, Duquesne University
  121. James P. Bailey, Associate Professor of Theology, Duquesne University
  122. Peter Jones, Associate Dean and Assistant Professor, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago
  123. Radu Bordeianu, Associate Professor of Theology, Duquesne University
  124. Marie Baird, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, Duquesne University
  125. George Worgul, Professor of Theology, Duquesne University
  126. Heike Peckruhn, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Daemen College
  127. Patrick Lynch, SJ, Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies and Theology, Canisius College
  128. Trevor Bechtel, Pastor, Shalom Community Church Ann Arbor, Student Engagement Coordinator at Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan
  129. Daniel Malotky, Lucy H. Robertson Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Dean of the School of Humanities, Greensboro College
  130. Brett Wilmot, Associate Director, Ethics Program, Villanova University
  131. Jason T. Eberl, Professor of Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University
  132. David DeCosse, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University
  133. Jeffrey Bishop, Tenet Endowed Professor of Health Care Ethics, Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University
  134. Christy Newton,  Professor of Social Ethics, Lexington Theological Seminary
  135. Justin Barringer, PhD Student in Religious Ethics, Southern Methodist University
  136. Mary Jo Iozzio, Professor of Moral Theology, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
  137. Kevin M. Vander Schel, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Gonzaga University
  138. Birgitta Sujdak Mackiewicz, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and OSFHC Saint Francis Medical Center
  139. Matthew Gaudet, Lecturer of Engineering Ethics, Santa Clara University
  140. Cari Myers, Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Scripture and Christian Ethics, Pepperdine University
  141. Paul Lewis, Professor of Religion, Mercer University
  142. Maria McDowell, Rector, St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church
  143. Hyejung Jessie Yum, PhD student, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto
  144. David Byrne, PhD Student, University of St. Michael’s College, Professor of Community and Justice, Centennial College
  145. Curtis W. Freeman, Research Professor of Theology, Duke Divinity School
  146. Emily Reimer-Barry, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego
  147. Christina McRorie, Assistant Professor of Theology, Creighton University
  148. David P. Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, Director, Center for Theology & Public Life, Mercer University, President, American Academy of Religion
  149. Kate Ward, Assistant Professor of Theology, Marquette University
  150. Laurel Macaulay Jordan, Chaplain of the College, Emerita, Middlebury College
  151. Andy Alexis-Baker, Assistant Professor of Theology, Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
  152. John Salvati, Student, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
  153. Letitia M. Campbell, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Ethics and Society, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
  154. William McDonough, Professor of Theology, St. Catherine University
  155. Erik Owens, Director, International Studies Program, Associate Professor of the Practice in Theology and International Studies, Boston College
  156. Michael McCarthy, Assistant Professor, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Healthcare Leadership, Loyola University Chicago
  157. Nichole M. Flores, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
  158. Shaun Casey Professor of the Practice of Religion and World Affairs and Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs Georgetown University
  159. Stephen Butler Murray, Past President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Preaching, Ecumenical Theological Seminary
  160. Cristina L.H. Traina, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, Northwestern University
  161. Seong Hyun Lee, Ph.D. Candidate, Religion and Society, Drew University
  162. Gloria H. Albrecht, Professor, Emerita, University of Detroit Mercy
  163. Reggie Williams, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, McCormick Theological Seminary
  164. Angela D. Sims, Vice President of Institutional Advancement & Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor in Church and Society, Saint Paul School of Theology
  165. Scott R. Paeth, Professor of Religious Studies, DePaul University
  166. Alex Sider, Harry and Jean Yoder Scholar in Bible and Religion, Bluffton University
  167. Ann Marie Mingo, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Affiliate Faculty, The Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University
  168. Philip E. Thompson, Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Heritage, Sioux Falls Seminary
  169. Nancy M. Rourke, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Theology, Canisius College
  170. Maureen R. O’Brien, Associate Professor of Theology, Duquesne University
  171. D. Stephen Long, Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics, Southern Methodist University
  172. Debra Dean Murphy, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, West Virginia Wesleyan College
  173. Karen Ross, Visiting Assistant Professor, Marquette University
  174. Amy L. Chilton, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, Wingate University and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  175. Mark Medley, Professor of Theology, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky
  176. Beth Newman, Professor of Theology & Ethics, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
  177. Laura Holt, Emerita, University of Notre Dame
  178. Andrea Vicini, SJ, Associate Professor of Moral Theology, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
  179. Laura Alexander, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  180. Patricia Beattie Jung, Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics, Saint Paul School of Theology
  181. L. Shannon Jung, Cole Professor Town and Country Ministry, Emeritus, Saint Paul School of Theology
  182. Barbara Hilkert Andolsen, Professor, Fordham University
  183. James Brandt, Professor of Historical Theology, Director of Contextual Education, Saint Paul School of Theology
  184. Paul J. Wadell, Professor of Theology & Religious Studies, St. Norbert College
  185. Laura Stivers, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Education/Professor of Ethics, Dominican University of California
  186. M. Christian Green, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University
  187. Braden P. Anderson, Assistant Head of School, Bible and Social Studies Teacher, Freeman Academy
  188. Shawnee Daniels-Sykes, Associate Professor Theology and Ethics, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee
  189. Michael J. Schuck, Professor of Christian Ethics, Loyola University Chicago
  190. James Patrick O’Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Social Ethics, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia
  191. Daniel Cosacchi, Canisius Fellow, Fairfield University
  192. Betsy Perabo, Professor of Religious Studies, Western Illinois University
  193. Gerardo Rodríguez-Galarza, Assistant Professor, St. Norbert College
  194. Hille Haker, Richard McCormick Chair of Catholic Moral Theology, Loyola University Chicago
  195. Rebekah Miles.  Professor of Ethics. Southern Methodist University
  196. David Weiss, Adjunct Instructor in Religion & Ethics, Hamline University
  197. James F. Caccamo, Associate Professor of Theology, Saint Joseph’s University
  198. Christopher Hadley, SJ, Assistant Professor, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
  199. Richard R. Gaillardetz, Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, Boston College
  200. William Werpehowski, McDevitt Professor of Catholic Theology, Georgetown University
  201. Mari Rapela Heidt, Independent Scholar
  202. Stephen Pope, Professor of Theology, Boston College
  203. Brian Volck, MD, Ecumenical Institute; St. Mary’s Seminary and University
  204. Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, Professor of Theology & Ethics, Director School of Restorative Arts, North Park Theological Seminary
  205. Elisabeth Rain Kincaid, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology
  206. Andrew D. Walsh, Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Culver-Stockton College
  207. Barry Harvey, Professor of Theology, Baylor University
  208. Derek Hatch, Associate Professor of Christian Studies, Howard Payne University 
  209. Warren Kinghorn, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Esther Colliflower Associate Research Professor of Pastoral and Moral Theology, Duke Divinity School
  210. Christine D. Pohl, Professor of Christian Ethics, Emerita, Asbury Theological Seminary
  211. Jeremy V. Cruz, Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics, St. John’s University
  212. Stewart W. Herman, Visiting Fellow, Christensen Center on Vocation, Augsburg University
  213. Rodney Clapp, Editor, Cascade Books
  214. Philip LeMasters, Professor of Religion, McMurry University
  215. Bernard Brady, Professor of Moral Theology, University of St. Thomas (MN)
  216. Hank Spaulding, Adjunct Professor of Christian Ethics, Nazarene Theological Seminary and Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  217. Daniel C. Maguire, Emeritus Professor of Moral Theology, Marquette University
  218. Erin Dufault-Hunter, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary
  219. Tom Poundstone, Associate Professor of Theology & Religious Studies, Saint Mary’s College of California
  220. Matthew Whelan, St Andrews Postdoctoral Fellow in Science and Theology, Baylor University
  221. Michael Baxter, Director of Catholic Studies, Regis University
  222. Michael Kessler, Associate Professor of the Practice, Moral and Political Theory, Dept. of Government, Georgetown University, Managing Director, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

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3 responses to “Hospitality and Solidarity, Not Hostility and Hate: Statement of Christian Ethicists Without Borders on Anti-Semitism, Racism, & Xenophobia

  1. Please add my signature to this statement: Ken Butigan, Senior Lecturer, Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies (and Catholic Studies Affiliated Faculty), DePaul University

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