Blog post by Rebecca Todd Peters

About the author :

The Rev. Dr Rebecca Todd Peters is professor of Religious Studies at Elon University. Her work as a feminist social ethicist is focused on globalization, economic, environmental, and reproductive justice. Her book, In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization (Continuum, 2004), won the 2003 Trinity Book Prize. She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and co-edited several books including Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community and World (Westminster/John Knox, 2006) and To Do Justice: A Guide for Progressive Christians (Westminster/John Knox, 2008). She is the past president of the American Academy of Religion, Southeast Region and was Elon University's 2011-12 Distinguished Scholar. She started the Poverty and Social Justice program at Elon and served as its founding director, she now represents Elon on the Board of Directors of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.

Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she has been active denominationally and ecumenically for over twenty years and currently represents the PCUSA as a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches. She served as co-moderator of the Faith and Order study on Moral Discernment in the Churches and has also worked extensively on many justice initiatives of the WCC, including Alternative Globalization Addressing People and the Earth (AGAPE); Poverty, Wealth, and Ecology (PWE). She is a graduate of Rhodes College (B.A.), and Union Theological Seminary in New York (M.Div., Ph.D., Christian Social Ethics).