The Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence Program
Previous Peace and Justice Scholars in Residence include:
- (Fall 2017) During Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen's semester as Peace and Justice Scholars in Residence at Moravian University, they were invited to be interviewed by our local PBS station, WDIY. Click here to check it out!
- (Fall 2017) Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen presented "Service in Action: Health Applied -- The Life of a Zen Soto Monk" (Click the link to view the presentation and see photos in our photo gallery)
- (Spring 2016) Claude AnShin Thomas, Vietnam Veteran and Buddhist Monk, author of At Hell’s Gate, international activist and educator for nonviolence and peacebuilding. Claude AnShin and Wiebke KenShin return to Moravian University for the entire fall 2017 semester as Peace and Justice Scholars in Residence.
- (Spring 2015) Rev. James Lawson, a pillar of the 1960’s Civil Rights’ Movement, teacher and strategist of nonviolence for leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis, pastor and long-time activist in Los Angeles, CA, for civil rights of workers, LGBT community, African Americans and Latinos.
- (Fall 2013) Chris Hedges, author of over twelve books, war correspondent and activist, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for his coverage of global terrorism. Hedge’s public lecture on Oct. 22, at 7:30 pm in Prosser Auditorium, titled, "The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies" is available for viewing: It can be seen on YouTube
- (Spring 2012) Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis, one of the "Big Six" leaders, and last living speaker from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; former Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), playing a key role in the struggle to end legalized racial discrimination and segregation
- (Fall 2010) Dr. Vandana Shiva, Philosopher, Author and Environmental Activist, Founder of Navdanya in 1991, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as an environmental "hero" in 2003, and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators of Asia.
- (Fall 2008) Dr. Darius Rejali, Professor of Political Science at Reed College,OR, Author of Torture and Democracy (2007), which won the 2007 Human Rights Book of the Year Award from the American Political Science Association, and also the biennial 2009 Raphael Lemkin Award from the Institute for the Study of Genocide
- (Spring 2008) Dr. Pamela Brubaker, Professor at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA specializing in Christian social ethics, economic justice and feminist studies in religion
- (Fall 2007) Dr. William Ayers, Author, Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago
- (Spring 2007) Rev. Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, author of 12 books, activist for over twenty years working on justice and hunger issues in Minnesota and nationally; Project Director for a global house of studies in Managua, Nicaragua for the Augsburg Center for Global Education.