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M. CHRISTIAN GREEN, J.D./Ph.D.

E-mail: m.christian.green(at)gmail.com

Website: http://mchristiangreen.com

M. Christian Green Summer 2017 CV PDF

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EDUCATION

2004 Ph.D., Ethics, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, The Divinity School

Concentrations: philosophical, theological, and political ethics, hermeneutical theory, religion and the social sciences

1995 J.D., EMORY UNIVERSITY, Emory University School of Law

Concentrations: law and religion, human rights, feminist legal theory

1995 M.T.S., EMORY UNIVERSITY, Candler School of Theology

Concentration: ethics and society

1990 B.A., GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, College of Arts and Sciences

Majors: history and government Concentration: Russian area studies

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2010-2011 UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Visiting Research Fellow

2007-2010 EMORY UNIVERSITY, Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University School of Law, Senior Research Fellow

2004-2007 HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Harvard Divinity School, Visiting Lecturer on Ethics

2003-2004 EMORY UNIVERSITY, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion, Emory University School of Law, Spruill Fellow

2002-2003 DE PAUL UNIVERSITY, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department of Religious Studies, Adjunct Instructor in Business Ethics

RESEARCH, TEACHING, EDITORIAL & ACADEMIC CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

2016-Present, Center for the Study of Law and Religion/Journal of Law and Religion,            Atlanta, Georgia (Senior Editor) Serving as Special Content Editor and a General Co-Editor of the Journal of Law and Religion, responsible for symposium issues, book review symposia and roundtables, and other special projects. Also serving as a researcher, writer, and editor on the CSLR’s projects on religious freedom, including work on amicus briefs, law review articles, and white papers on emerging topics related to religious freedom and law, religion, and state.

2016-Present, Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion and Belief (CIFoRB), Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (Social Media Consultant). Maintaining the project’s Twitter feed and blog, providing writing and editorial work on the project blog and other project documents and publications, and assisting in grantwriting for research funding to empower parliamentarians to support freedom of religion or belief.

2013-Present,  African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa (Editor and Publications Manager). Presented independent research on religion, constitutional reform, Muslim-Christian relations, and the use of social media to prevent religious, political, and social hostilities in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, at the first international conference of the African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS), “Law and Religion in Africa: Comparative Practices, Experiences, and Prospects,” at the University of Ghana in 2013. Invited to serve as Publications Manager on the Publications Committee and to edit Ghana 2013 conference papers for publication in the African Human Rights Law Journal. Edited conference papers from the second international conference on “Law and Religion in Africa–The Quest for the Common Good,” held at the University of Stellenbosch in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2014; the third international conference on “Religious Freedom and Religious Pluralism in Africa—Prospects and Limitations” convened with the University of Namibia in Windhoek, Namibia in 2015; and the fourth international conference on “Religious Pluralism, Heritage and Social Development in Africa,” convened with Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2016, all published as scholarly anthologies by SUN MeDIA Stellenbosch press. Served on the Programme Committee for the group’s Namibia 2015, Ethiopia 2016, and Morocco 2017 conferences. Currently editing papers the fifth international conference on “Law, Religion, and Security” convened with the Université Internationale de Rabat, in Rabat, Morocco in 2017.

2010-2017, Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA (Non-Resident Senior Fellow) Co-edited the volume Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012), selected as an “Outstanding Title, 2012” in religion, by CHOICE Magazine, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Served as Co-Principal Investigator of the project “Sharia, Family, and Democracy in Nigeria and Beyond: Religious and Legal Norms in Pluralistic Democratic States,” funded with a grant from the Social Science Research Council. Represented the CSLR at the conference “Law and Religion in Africa: Comparative Practices, Experiences, and Prospects,” convened with theInternational Center for Law and Religion Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. Comprehensively edited a dual-author manuscript on Christian marriage and law to be published by Cambridge University Press. Currently serving as the Senior Book Review Editor and one of six general co-editors of the Journal of Law and Religion.

2015, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, L. Reuben Clark School of Law, Brigham Young University (Senior Editor) Led a team editing the second edition of a 3,500-word treatise, titled Religious Organizations and the Law. The treatise is a comprehensive guide to federal and state law in multiple practice areas for legal practitioners working with religious organization clients. The treatise is published in a print edition by West Publishing and an online version on the Westlaw legal database. As lead writer of three revised chapters on religion and employment, led a workshop on “Religion in the Workplace: Rights and Accommodations,” at the BYU Law Religious Freedom Annual Review in 2016.

2014-2015. Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN (Academic Consultant) Academic Consultant and Faculty Presenter at a summer workshop on religious and civic pluralism, titled “Creating a More Perfect Union in the Bible Belt: Building Community and Cultural Understanding through the Study of Religion and Civil Society.” The workshop, designed to engage Tennessee community college instructors in incorporating religious and civic pluralism themes into their curricula, was funded with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ “Bridging Cultures” initiative.

2014-2015, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, London, U.K. (Academic Consultant Served as Academic Lead and Faculty Presenter for an executive-level, intensive training course for government officials, diplomats, and policy-makers, titled “Religion and Conflict: Practical Policy Implications,” taught January 5-10, 2015, in Pristina, Kosovo. The course was part of TBFF’s Faith & Globalisation Programme and addressed particularly questions of religion in domestic and foreign policy, religion and conflict, religious freedom, religion as a transnational force, and religious radicalization of foreign fighters in conflict situations around the world.

2010-2011, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (Visiting Research Fellow) Research on religion, rights, and recognition of identity in Nigeria, France, the United Kingdom, and the “defamation of religions” debate at the United Nations for a manuscript in progress, titled, Religion, Rights, and Recognition of Identities: Reconciling Universal Human Rights and Religious Pluralism. Regular participant in the monthly Kroc-ROTC dialogues on war, peace, and leadership.

2007-2010, Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA (Senior Research Fellow) Led case study research on Africa and Europe for a multi-year project titled “Law, Religion, and Human Rights in International Perspective.” Co-convener of the conference “Law, Religion, and Human Rights in Africa,” in Durban, South Africa, April 30-May 3, 2008. Additional research on (1) “defamation of religions” resolutions at the United Nations, (2) global conflicts over religion, secularism, and identity, (3) theories of capabilities, recognition, and cosmopolitanism as frameworks for human rights, (4) the ethics of humanitarianism and humanitarian intervention, and (5) juridical pluralism in international family law.

2003-2004, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA (Spruill Fellow) Participant and researcher in an interdisciplinary project on “The Child in Law, Religion, and Society.” Managing editor of the volume Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions (Columbia University Press, 2006), an anthology of primary sources and analysis held in more than 1,200 libraries worldwide.

1999-2002, Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith and Ethics, Chicago, IL (Research Associate) Religion, Sexuality, and Public Policy: Co-edited collection of scholarly essays jointly authored a resource guide on issues of sexuality in world religions and American religious denominations. Funded by the Ford Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. Congregations, Health, and Healing: Co-directed an interfaith, multi-denominational project on religious and public health responses to community violence. Funded by the Chicago Community Trust and Wheat Ridge Ministries. Religion Counts: Observed United Nations debates on population, reproduction, and gender for a project on the role of religion at the United Nations. Funded by the Better World Fund. General Research and Education: Conducted research on issues in population and development, sustainable medicine, adolescent health, and religion and public health. Taught courses on spiritual traditions of aging and the role of congregations in addressing community violence.

1996-1999, Religion, Culture and Family Project, The Divinity School, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (Project Coordinator) Managed preliminary research, production company search, and consultations of family experts for the documentary “Marriage: Just a Piece of Paper?,” broadcast nationwide by PBS on Valentine’s Day 2002. Directed educational outreach for project at the 3rd annual Smart Marriages conference convened by the Coalition for Marriage Family and Couples Education. Conducted research on religion and family law for the book Marriage, Health, and the Professions: If Marriage Is Good for You, What Does this Mean for Law, Medicine, Ministry, Therapy, and Business? Co-coordinated the national conference “Religion and the American Family Debate: Deeper Understandings, New Directions” in Chicago, September 1996.

1997-1998, Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics, Chicago, IL (Research Assistant) Religion and Civil Discourse Project: Facilitated interfaith discussion groups and researched issues pertaining to religion, civil discourse, and reproductive health at the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development at Cairo.

1995 American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Atlanta, GA (Clinical Intern) Researched and drafted legal memoranda on a variety of issues related to civil liberties and the relationship of church and state.

1994 Research Assistant to Professor Harold J. Berman, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA. Researched and translated nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russian statutes on the relation of church and state and drafted memoranda on past and contemporary laws on religion in Russia.

1994 Carter Center of Emory University, Human Rights Program, Atlanta, GA (Summer Intern) Conducted legal research on human rights abuses in North and South Korea, Marielito Cuban detainees in America, and other human rights issues.

1994 Center for Ethics in Public Policy and the Professions, Atlanta, GA (Summer Intern) Assisted in the establishment of the Georgia Ethics Committee Consortium, a statewide network of ethics committees at health care institutions. Internship funded by grants from the Jack Boozer Fund of the Department of Religion at Emory University and the Governor’s Intern Program of the State of Georgia.

1994 Office of Marshall L. Cohen, Attorney at Law, Atlanta, GA (Law Clerk) Researched and consulted on church-state issues in Cobb County v. Harvey, a case litigated in cooperation with the A.C.L.U. before the Eleventh Circuit of Appeals to challenge a courthouse display of the Ten Commandments.

1992-1996, Research Assistant to Professor John Witte, Jr., Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA. Compiled multilingual bibliographies, conducted research, and edited manuscripts in the areas of religion and violence, religious human rights, the legal and social history of the Protestant Reformation, and the fundamental principles of the American constitutional law of church and state.

1990 English Instructor, Kratka Skola, Sal’a, Slovakia, and Akademius, Bratislava, Slovakia. Taught English to elementary school, secondary school, university, and adult students in the first summer after Czechoslovakia’s “Velvet Revolution.”

PUBLICATIONS

Manuscripts in Progress

Religion, Rights, and Recognition of Identities: Reconciling Universal Human Rights and Religious Pluralism (manuscript under review)

Fatherhood and Feminism: Justice, Care, and Gender in the Family (manuscript in progress)

Edited Volumes

Editor with Rosalind I.J. Hackett, Len Hansen, and Francois Venter, Religious Pluralism, Heritage and Social Development in Africa (SUN MeDIA Stellenbosch, 2017).

Editor of second edition of W. Cole Durham, Jr., Robert T. Smith, and William W. Bassett, Religious Organizations and the Law, 5 vols. (Thomson Reuters/West Academic Publishing, March 2017).

Editor with Pieter Coertzen and Len Hansen, Religious Freedom and Religious Pluralism in Africa—Prospects and Limitations (SUN MeDIA Stellenbosch, 2016).

Editor with Pieter Coertzen and Len Hansen. Law and Religion in Africa: The Quest for the Common Good in Pluralistic Societies (SUN MeDIA Stellenbosch, 2015).

Editor with John Witte, Jr., Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), selected as an Outstanding Academic Title, 2012, in Religion by the Association of College & Research Libraries’s CHOICE Magazine.

Editor with John Witte, Jr., and Amy Wheeler, The Equal Regard Family and Its Friendly Critics (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007).

Editor with Don S. Browning and John Witte, Jr., Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006).

Editor with Steven Ellingson, Religion, Sexuality, and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (New York: Routledge, 2002).

With Paul Numrich, Religious Perspectives on Sexuality: A Resource Guide (Chicago: Park Ridge Center, 2001).

Edited Journals

Guest Editor, Symposium Issue, “Law and Religion in Africa: Comparative Practices, Experiences, and Prospects” African Human Rights Law Journal, 14:1 (May 2014).

Editor with Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im. Symposium Issue, “Sharia, Family, and Democracy: Religious Norms and Family Law in Pluralistic Democratic States,” Emory International Law Review, 25(2) (2011).

Guest Editor with Johan D. van der Vyver, Symposium Issue, “The Foundations and Future of Law, Religion, and Human Rights in Africa,” African Human Rights Law Journal 8(2) (2008).

Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Articles

“Law,” in William Schweiker et al., eds. The Encyclopedia of Religious Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2017).

“Jean Bethke Elshtain,” in Christianity and Family Law: An Introduction, ed. John Witte, Jr. (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, 2017).

With John Witte, Jr. “Freedom, Persecution, and the Status of Christian Minorities,” in the Blackwell Companion to World Christianity, eds. Lamin Sanneh and Michael McClymond (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016), 330-349.

“Sovereignty and Chastened Liberalism,” in Essays on Sovereignty and Religion: Whose Will Be Done?, John Dyck, Paul Rowe and Jens Zimmermann, eds. (Lexington Books, 2015), 119-136.

“From Social Hostility to Social Media: Religious Pluralism, Human Rights, and Democratic Reform in Africa,” in Religious Rights, Lorenzo Zucca, ed. (Ashgate Publishing, 2015), 93-125.

“Modern Legal Traditions: Africa,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law, Brent Strawn, et al eds. (Oxford University Press, 2015),winner of the American Library Association’s 2016 Dartmouth Medal for Excellence in Reference.

With John Witte, Jr., “Religion,” Oxford Handbook on International Human Rights Law, Dinah Shelton, ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013), 9-31.

With John Witte, Jr. “Religious Freedom, Democracy, and International Human Rights,” in The Library of Essays on Law and Religion, Vol. IV, Current Issues in Law and Religion, Silvio Ferrari and Rinaldo Cristofori, eds. (Ashgate Publishing, 2013), 17-37.

“From Third Wave to Third Generation: Feminism, Faith, and Human Rights,” in Feminism, Law, and Religion, Marie A. Failinger, Elisabeth R. Schiltz, and Susan Stabile, eds. (Ashgate Publishing, 2013), 141-171.

With John Witte, Jr., “Religious Freedom, Democracy, and International Law,” in Timothy S. Shah, Alfred Stepan, and Monica Duffy Toft, eds., Rethinking Religion and World Affairs (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), 104-124.

With Nicole Greenfield. “Internet Resource Guide to Religion and World Affairs” in Timothy S. Shah, Alfred Stepan, and Monica Duffy Toft, eds., Rethinking Religion and World Affairs (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), 291-301.

“Christianity and the Rights of Women,” in John Witte, Jr., and Frank S. Alexander, eds., Christianity and Human Rights: An Introduction (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 302-319.

“From Saint Martha to Hurricane Katrina: A Feminist Theopolitical Ethic of Hospitality,” in Feminism and Hospitality, Maurice Hamington, ed. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), 91-106.

“Fatherhood, Feminism, and Family Altruism,” in The Equal Regard Family and Its Friendly Critics, John Witte, Jr., M. Christian Green, and Amy Wheeler eds. (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007), 69-94.

With John Witte, Jr., “The American Constitutional Experiment in Religious Human Rights: The Perennial Search for Principles,” in in John Witte, Jr., and Johan D. van der Vyver, eds., Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Legal Perspectives (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1996), 497-557.

Journal Articles

“Apostasy Through Doubt and Dissent” (book review essay) Journal of Law and Religion, 31:2 (July 2016).

“’Graceful Pillars’: Law, Religion, and the Ethics of the ‘Daughter Track,’” in Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn, guest editors, “The Honor Commandment: Law, Religion, and the Challenge of Elder Care” (symposium issue) Journal of Law and Religion 31:2 (July 2016), 130-149.

“Editorial,” “Symposium: Re-Thinking Religious Freedom,” guest eds. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Journal of Law and Religion 29(3) (October 2014): 355-357.

“From Social Hostility to Social Media: Religious Pluralism, Human Rights, and Democratic Reform in Africa,” in Symposium Issue, “Law and Religion in Africa: Comparative Practices, Experiences, and Prospects,” ed. M. Christian Green, African Human Rights Law Journal 14: 1 (May 2014): 93-125.

“Between Blasphemy and Critique: Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech,” (review essay), Journal of Law and Religion 29:2 (June 2014): 176-96.

“Religious Pluralism in Recent African Constitutional Reform,” Journal of Law and Religion 28:2 (Spring 2013): 401-439.

“Religion, Family Law, and Recognition of Identity in Nigeria,” in Symposium Issue, “Sharia, Family, and Democracy: Religious Norms and Family Law in Pluralistic Democratic States,” Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im and M. Christian Green, eds., Emory International Law Review 25(2) (Fall 2011): 945-66.

With John Witte, Jr., “Religious Freedom, Democracy, and International Human Rights,” Emory International Law Review 23:2 (2009): 583-608.

With Johan D. van der Vyver, “Law, Religion, and Human Rights in Africa: Introduction,” in Symposium Issue, “The Foundations and Future of Law, Religion, and Human Rights in Africa,” M. Christian Green and Johan D. van der Vyver, eds. African Human Rights Law Journal 8:2 (2008): 337-56.

“Between Vulnerability and Agency: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Status and Value of Children,” Journal of Religion 86 (2006): 658-68.

“The Matrioshka Strategy: U.S. Evasion of the Spirit of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,” South African Journal on Human Rights 10 (1994): 357-71.

Other Articles

“Androgyny or Antigone?: Jean Bethke Elshtain’s Feminism” (Washington, DC: Center for Public Justice, 2013) (online article).

“’There but for the Grace’: The Ethics of Bystanders to Divorce” (New York: Center for Public Conversation, 2012) (online publication).

With Rodney L. Petersen and Thomas J. Massaro, S.J. “Teaching ‘Overcoming Violence’: Reflections on Violence, Peace, and Practical Theology,” Practical Matters: A Transdisciplinary Multimedia Journal of Religious Practices and Practical Theology 5 (2012) (online article).

“Extending Human Life: Social, Economic, and Cultural Issues,” in Extending Human Life: Scientific, Ethical, and Social Considerations. Challenges for the Church. John Lewis, ed. (Boston: Working Group on Faith and Genetics, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, November 2007) (recently featured as an appendix to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life report, “Living to 120 and Beyond: Americans’ View on Aging, Medical Advances and Radical Life Extension” (Washington, DC: Pew Research Center, August 2013).

“Family’s Changing Terrain,” Harvard Divinity Bulletin 34(2-3) (Spring/Summer 2007): 85-88.

“Hurricane Katrina and the Re-Latinization of New Orleans,” ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America (Winter 2007): 13-15.

“Service in a Time of Suffering,” Harvard Divinity School 2006 Year in Review (2006): 27-29.

“A Chance to Help Amid the Chaos in Louisiana,” Harvard Divinity Today (December 2005): 6.

“Have Faith in Irony,” Zadok Perspectives 74 (Autumn 2002) (publication of the Zadok Institute for Christianity and Society, Melbourne, Australia).

“Irony, Religion, Culture, and Meaning,” Sightings (January 10, 2002).

“Voices from the Pews: Congregants Focus on Health, Healing, and Community Violence,” Park Ridge Center Bulletin 15 (May 2000)

“Religion Counts,” Park Ridge Center Bulletin (September/October 1999).

“Negotiating the Middle Way in the American Family Debate,” Criterion 5(3) (Autumn 1996): 10-19.

Book Reviews

Review of A Culture of Engagement: Law, Religion, and Morality, by Cathleen Kaveny (Georgetown University Press, 2016), Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society (forthcoming 2017).

Review of A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America (Yale University Press, 2011), Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (forthcoming 2017).

Review of Muslims in Kenyan Politics,: Political Involvement, Marginalization, and Minority Status, by Hassan Ndzovu (Northwestern University Press, 2014), Journal of African History, forthcoming 2017).

Review of The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Security, edited by Chris Seiple, Dennis Hoover, and Pauletta Otis (Routledge University, 2012), Journal of Religion and Violence 3:3 (December 2015): 381-386.

Review of Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference, edited by Linell E. Cady and Tracy Fessenden (Columbia University Press, 2013), Journal of Law and Religion 30:2 (June 2015):343-346.

Review of Human Rights Under State-Enforced Family Laws in Israel, Egypt, and India by Yüksel Sezgin (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Politics and Religion 8:1 (October 2014): 193-196.

Review of Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues by James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain (Harvard University Press, 2013) Critical Research on Religion 2:2 (August 2014):211-214.

Review of Religion and Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures, 2008, edited by Wes Williams (Manchester University Press, 2011), Journal of Church and State 55:3 (Summer 2013): 1-3.

Review of After Secular Law, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Robert Yelle, and Matteo Taussig-Rubbo, eds. (Stanford University Press, 2011), Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 81:2 (2013): 565-68.

“Family Values: The Continuing Concern for Religious Ethics,” Review of Water is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness, by Jana Bennett, Equality and the Family: A Fundamental Practical Theology of Children, Mothers, and Fathers in Modern Societies, Don S. Browning, and The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought by Brent Waters, 30(2) Journal of the Society for Christian Ethics (Fall/Winter 2010): 223-227.

Review of On Law and Chastity, by Robert E. Rodes, Jr., Journal of Law and Religion 23(2) (2007/08): 759-62.

Review of Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law, by Martha C. Nussbaum, The Christian Century 121(10) (May 18, 2004): 41-44.

Review of Living Together in Christian Ethics, by Adrian Thatcher, Journal of Religion 83(3) (July 2003): 489-90.

Review of Biblical Religion and Family Values: A Problem in the Philosophy of Culture, by Jay Newman, Journal of Religion 84(4) (October 2002): 663-64.

Review of Issues for a Catholic Bioethic, Luke S. Gormally (ed.) Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy: A European Journal, 4(1) (2001).

“The Goods of Marriage,” review of The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially, by Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher, Second Opinion 5 (March 2001)

“Family as Domestic Church,” review of Family: A Christian Social Perspective, by Lisa Sowle Cahill, Second Opinion 4 (December 2000).

Review of On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics, Stephen E. Lammers and Allan Verhey (eds.) Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy: A European Journal 3(2) (2000).

Review of Feminist Ethics and Natural Law: The End of the Anathemas, by Cristina L.H. Traina, Second Opinion 2 (January 2000).

Review of The Clone Age: Adventures in the New World of Reproductive Technology, Second Opinion 1 (September 1999).

Blog Posts

“Loss Lament and Prophetic Modernities,” Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular (Notre Dame, IN: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, August 30, 2016).

“Beyond British Islamophobia?:The Election of Sadiq Khan,” Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular (Notre Dame, IN: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, May 9, 2016).

“What’s ‘Religious’ About the CAR Crisis?” Religion and Geopolitics Blog, (London, U.K.: Tony Blair Faith Foundation, September 18, 2014).

With Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn, “Women, Eldercare, and the Honor Commandment,” “(Washington, DC: Women, Religion, and the Family Project, World Faiths Development Dialogue, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University, September 18, 2014).

“Reflections on Summer Reading,” at The Immanent Frame (New York: Social Science Research Council, 2013).

Response to “‘Culture’ and ‘Religion’: Immigration, Islams, and Race in 1970s Paris,” Ch. 6 of Only Muslim: Embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France by Naomi Davidson (Cornell University Press, 2012) Religion and Culture Web Forum, The Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, The University of Chicago, Divinity School, 2012.

“Burqas, Blobs, and Bans in ‘la belle France’,” Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular (Notre Dame, IN: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, May 12, 2011).

“Inequality, Masculinity, and Modernity,” Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular (Notre Dame, IN: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, March 7, 2011).

“Truth and Reconcilation Amidst Sexual Violence,” Contending Modernitites: Catholic, Muslim, Secular (Notre Dame, IN: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, March 1, 2011).

“Sharia in America?: Rhetoric and Reality,” Sharia, Family, and Democracy in Nigeria and Beyond (Atlanta: Center for the Study of Law and Religion, December 11, 2010).

“Recent Forum on Nigeria: Religion, Family, and the Weakened State,” Sharia, Family, and Democracy in Nigeria and Beyond (Atlanta: Center for the Study of Law and Religion, December 3, 2010).

“Moderate Sharia in the Secular State?” Sharia, Family, and Democracy in Nigeria and Beyond (Atlanta: Center for the Study of Law and Religion, November, 2010).

“Relationships and Recognition,” at The Immanent Frame (New York: Social Science Research Council, 2007).

With John Witte, Jr. “Human Rights in A Secular Age?” at The Immanent Frame (New York: Social Science Research Council, 2007).

Sermons and Congregational Education

“Living the Good Life,” a four-week Lenten program on topics in ethics presented with the Rev. R. Justice Schunior at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA, March 2009.

“Extending Human Life: Social, Economic, and Cultural Issues,” in the report, Extending Human Life: Scientific, Ethical, and Social Considerations (Ecumenical Working Group on Faith and Genetics, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, November 2007)

“Charity, Justice, and Resurrection: The Example of Saint Dorcas,” Sermon at All Saints Episcopal Church, Brookline, MA, August 20, 2006.

“This Woman’s Work, This Woman’s Time: Sermon on the Feast of St. Martha,” Sermon at All Saints Episcopal Church, Brookline, MA, July 31, 2005.

Marriage—Just a Piece of Paper?: A Video Discussion Guide for Congregations and Communities (Chicago: Religion, Culture, and Family Project, 2003)

PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES

Conference Presentations

“Love, Friendship, and the Sacred in Today’s World”. Workshop lecture at the international conference, “The Unspoken Sacred: The Religious Dimension of Intercultural Dialogue,” convened by the Fondazione Intercultura onlus in Bari, Italy, April 1, 2017.

“Is There a Religious Freedom Right to Join the Islamic State?” Paper presented to the Law and Religion Group at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, June 2, 2016.

“Questionable Martyrdom: Contemporary Disputes over Its Nature and Scope.” Paper presented to the Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group at  the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 24, 2015.

“Religion and Gender in the Balkan Genocides: Unlearned Lessons for 21st Century Conflicts.” Paper presented to the Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Group at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 22, 2015.

The Politics of Religious Freedom and the Resurrection of Human Rights,” invited panelist for Co-Editors Meet Critics session on the Politics of Religious Freedom, edited by Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Saba Mahmood, and Peter G. Danchin, convened by the Law, Religion, and Culture Group at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 21, 2015.

“Religious Freedom, Gender Equality, and Laïcité in France and Quebec,” paper presented at the conference “Religion and Equality,” at the Bar-Ilan University, Israel, Faculty of Law, June 9-11, 2015.

“Religion as Identity in a Postsecular World,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, May 29, 2015.

“Ten Points on Law and Religion Scholarship in Africa,” presentation to the third international conference of the African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, Windhoek, Namibia, May 19, 2015.

“Quebec Charter of Values–Secularism, Nationalism, and Islamophobia?” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 24, 2014.

“Naming ‘Religious’ Conflict in the Central African Republic,” paper presented at annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 23, 2014.

“From Third Wave to Third Generation: Feminism, Faith, and Human Rights,” book chapter presented at the conference “Conversations in Feminism, Law, and Religion,” at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, St. Paul, MN, March 20-21, 2014.

Breakfast with an Author Discussion of Religion and Human Rights: And Introduction, Society of Christian Ethics, January 10, 2014 (unable to attend but substituted by Silas W. Allard, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Law and Religion)

“‘Victims,’ Humanitarians, and Bystanders: Vulnerability, Virtue, and Vantage Point in Hurricane Katrina,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, January 7, 2011.

“Apostasy, Blasphemy, Conversion, and Defamation: The New Alphabet of Religion and International Human Rights,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, October 30, 2010.

“The American Way of Death: Aging, Death, and Dying in an Era of Family Fragmentation,” Presentation at the conference “For Children’s Sake: A Summit on Marriage and Family,” sponsored by the Supreme Court of Georgia/Institute for American Values, November 19, 2008.

“Truth, Identity, and Recognition: An Overview of Sexuality in Law, Religion, and Society Today,” Opening plenary keynote to the Boston Theological Institute at the conference on “Covenant, Commitment, and Sexuality,” Andover Newton Theological Seminary, Newton Centre, MA, June 16, 2008.

“From Martha to Katrina: Prospects for a Feminist Ethic of Hospitality,” Paper presented at annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, June 29, 2007.

“The Gender of Altruism: Between Necessity and Virtue,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, January 7, 2007.

Breakfast with an Author Discussion of Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions, Society of Christian Ethics, January 6, 2007.

“Golden Proverbs: Animals and the Ethical Cosmology of the Akan Peoples of West Africa,” Multimedia presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 18, 2006.

“Understanding Katrina: Theology, Ethics, and Praxis,” Presentation at the “New Developments in Religious Studies VI” conference sponsored by the Program in Religion Studies and Education of Harvard Divinity School at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 17, 2006.

“Normativity, Interdisciplinarity, and the Search for Values in Family Law Casebooks,” Paper presented at the International Society of Family Law, North American Regional Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, June 27, 2003.

“Religion, Ethics, and Public Health: Connections, Themes, and Applications to the Problem of Violence,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, 2002.

Other Seminars, Talks, and Lectures

“Religion and the Workplace: Rights and Accommodations,” workshop presentation to the 2016 Religious Freedom Annual Review, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University, July 8, 2016.

“Religious Freedom, Religious Pluralism, and Freedom of Expression” Lecture at the NEH Summer Workshop, “Creating a More Perfect Union in the Bible Belt: Building Community and Cultural Understanding through the Study of Religion and Civil Society,” sponsored by the American Democracy Project, Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, July 14, 2015.

“Religion, Recognition, and Conflict Prevention,” Presentation at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, April 21, 2011.

“Between Joy and Lamentation: Theological and Ethical Dimensions of Hurricane Katrina” Lecture at the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, part of the Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond series, March 17, 2011.

“Religion, Rights, and Recognition of Identities,” Presentation to the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, October 7, 2010.

“There But for the Grace: The Ethics of Bystanders to Divorce,” Presentation to the Center for Marriage and Families/Institute for American Values, May 2008 and May 2010.

“Evolution, Cooperation, and Gender,” Presentation and panel discussion before the Evolution and Theology of Cooperation Project, Harvard University, April 12, 2007.

“Teaching Worker Justice for the Common Good in Religious Studies and Theological Education” Panel presentation of faculty perspectives at a conference sponsored by Religious Perspectives on Work/Interfaith Worker Justice, Episcopal Divinity School, December 1, 2006.

“Harvard College Stem Cell Symposium,” Panel presentation to the Harvard College Stem Cell Society, October 14, 2006.

“What Is Morality When You Are Dealing with Violence?” Lecture to the Theological Opportunities Program of Wellesley, MA, at Harvard Divinity School, October 12, 2006.

“Praying at the Polls,” Panel presentation on religion and politics to the Religion Newswriters Association, September 18, 2006.

“Perspectives on Stem Cell Research: A Multidisciplinary Panel,” Panel presentation to the Harvard College Stem Cell Society, April 7, 2006.

“Religion, Ethics, and Economics,” Presentation to luncheon roundtable discussion of the Harvard Divinity School Dean’s Leadership Council, October 26, 2005.

“Toward a Feminist Hermeneutic of Fatherhood,” Paper presented at the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion, Emory University School of Law, November 10, 2003.

“The Search for Values in the Family Law Casebook,” Seminar paper presented at the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, The Divinity School, The University of Chicago, December 5, 2001.

“Strange Bedfellows: Vatican and Islamic Constructions of Gender Identity at Cairo and Beijing,” Paper presented at the Sawyer Seminar on Religion, Law, and the Construction of Identities, The Franke Institute for the Humanities, The University of Chicago, February 1997.

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2010-2011 Social Science Research Council, Co-Principal Investigator with John Witte, Jr. and Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im of the project “Shari’a, Family, and Democracy in Nigeria and Beyond: Religious and Legal Norms in Pluralistic Democratic States”

2001-2002 Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, The Divinity School, The University of Chicago, Dissertation Fellow, “Toward a Feminist Hermeneutic of Fatherhood: Law, Religion, and the Normative Image of the Family in Family Law Casebooks”

1996-1997 Franke Institute for the Humanities, The University of Chicago, Graduate Fellow, Sawyer Seminar on “Religion, Law, and the Construction of Identities”

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND EXPERTISE

  • Law and Religion
  • Religion and Human Rights
  • Religion and World Affairs
  • Philosophical and Theological Ethics
  • Social and Political Ethics
  • Comparative Religious Ethics
  • Feminism and the Family
  • Bioethics and Healthcare
  • Ethics of Work, Consumption, and the Global Economy
  • Ethics of Bystanders and Humanitarians
  • Religion, Conflict, and Terrorism
  • Global Ethics

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Christian Ethics (Emory)
  • Overcoming Violence: Practical Theology and Conflict Resolution (Harvard)
  • Understanding Katrina: Theology, Ethics, and Praxis (Harvard)
  • Fear and Memory: Religious and Ethical Perspectives (Harvard)
  • Religion and Biomedical Ethics: Suffering, Compassion, and Care (Harvard)
  • Law, Religion, and Social Change (Harvard)
  • Gender, Altruism, and the Family (Harvard)
  • Religion, Liberalism, and Virtue (Harvard)
  • Work, Consumption, and Globalization: Religious and Ethical Perspectives (Harvard)
  • What Is the Family?: Religious and Ethical Perspectives (Harvard)
  • Frontiers of Bioethics: Embodiment, Personhood, and Social Justice (Harvard)
  • Business, Ethics, and Society (DePaul)

INSTITUTIONAL, COMMUNITY, & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, (Founding Member, 2013-2017)
  • Journal of Law and Religion, (2010-2017, editorial board member)
  • Contending Modernities Project, Kroc Institute for Interantional Religious (2010-2011, ex officio consultant & “Religion, Women, and the State” steering committee member)
  • Kroc-ROTC Dialogue (2010-2011, participating member)
  • Transforming Community Project, Emory University (steering committee member)
  • Harvard Divinity School Hurricane Katrina Relief Trips 2006 & 2007 (faculty leader)
  • Harvard Divinity School Community Service Group (faculty adviser)
  • Boston Theological Institute Task Force on Sexuality (member)
  • Boston Theological Institute Task Force on Violence (member)
  • Boston Theological Institute Consultation on Religious Perspectives on Work (member)
  • Faith & Genetics Working Group, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts (member)
  • Boston Theological Institute Ethics Colloquium (member)
  • Harvard Working Group on Mass Violence (member)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Founding Member, African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, 2014-Present

Member, Society of Christian Ethics, 2003-Present

Member, American Academy of Religion, 2001-Present

Member, American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, 1999-2005

Admitted, Illinois State Bar, admitted 1995

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