General Secretary for the National Council of Churches
Pro to the question "Is It Appropriate to Build a Muslim Community Center (aka the ''Ground Zero Mosque'') near the World Trade Center site?"
"We've often heard, 'Why dont the moderate Muslim voices speak out against terrorism?' Well, here we have it: a center that's devoted to reconciliation that witnesses against terrorists and against Muslims who use the Islamic faith as a pretext for that. And yet we are shutting that voice - it makes no sense to me."
"Many Religious Leaders Support the Mosque," TIME, Aug. 18, 2010
Experts Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the WTC Muslim Center. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to WTC Muslim Center.
Involvement and Affiliations:
General Secretary, National Council of Churches, 2007-present
Professor, Peace and Ecumenical Studies, Eden Theological Seminary, 2000-present
Chair, Justice and Advocacy Commission, National Council of Churches, 2007
General Secretary, Consultation on Church Union, 1999-2002
Professor, Theology and Ecumenical Studies, Lexington Theological Seminary, 1988-2000
Dean, Theology and Ecumenical Studies, Lexington Theological Seminary, 1988-1998
Visiting Professor, United Theological College and South Asian Theological Institute (Bangalore, India), 1987, 1997
Chair, Ecclesiology Study Task Force, National Council of Churches, 1993-1997
Dean, Christian Theological Seminary, 1986-1988
Assistant Professor, Theology, Christian Theological Seminary, 1983-1988
Executive Secretary, World Council of Churches, 1980-1983
PhD, Religion and Literature, University of Chicago Divinity School, 1980