Monday, May 28, 2012

Our Contributor: Peter Gathje

Peter Gathje serves as professor of Christian Ethics and Associate Dean at Memphis Theological Seminary. His teaching and research interests include Christian discipleship in relation to poverty, racism, and homelessness, nonviolent social change, and state violence, particularly the death penalty and war. He is a founder and co-director of Manna House, a place of hospitality for homeless persons located in Memphis. Dr. Gathje has written two books, Christ Comes in the Stranger's Guise (1991), Sharing the Bread of Life: Hospitality and Resistance at the Open Door Community (2006) and edited two other works, Doing Right and Being Good: Catholic and Protestant Readings in Christian Ethics (2005), and A Work of Hospitality: The Open Door Reader (2002). He is active with a number of peace and justice organizations including the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, the Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing, and the Workers Interfaith Network.

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2. No More Bologna and No More Baloney

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