Jewish and Christian Responses to Peacemaking and War with discussants David Hollenbach, SJ, Boston College Theology Department; Rodney L. Petersen, Executive Director, Boston Theological Institute; and Rabbi Or Rose, Associate Dean, Rabbinical School of Hebrew College.
David Hollenbach is a professor of theology at Boston College. He is the University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice. David Hollenbach is also the Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College.
Before coming to Boston College, Hollenbach taught at Georgetown University and at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. He has been Visiting Professor of Social Ethics at Hekima College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, and at the Jesuit Philosophy Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In 1990, he conducted the annual Winter School of Theology in six cities in Southern Africa, sponsored by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Southern Africa.
Rodney L. Petersen
Rodney Petersen has been Executive Director of the Boston Theological Institute since moving to the Boston area from Switzerland in 1990. In addition to this work with the BTI, he teaches in both the member schools and overseas. He teaches in the areas of history and ethics, currently focusing on issues of religion and conflict. Together with BTI colleagues these courses have taken students to various regions of the world in order to understand and film ways in which faith communities are implicated in regional violence and how they can be avenues of reconciliation. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., serving on several of their committees and served for seven years as the pastor of the Allston Congregational Church (U.C.C.).
Prior work included teaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, Illinois), Webster University (Geneva, Switzerland), and with the Federation des Institutions etablies a Geneve (FIIG). He also worked with churches in France and Eastern Europe, primarily Romania.
Rabbi Or Rose
Rabbi Or Rose is the Associate Dean: Director of Informal Education at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, MA. He is also the author of two books, God in All Moments: Spiritual and Practical Wisdom from the Hasidic Masters (Jewish Lights), and Abraham Joshua Heschel: Man of Spirit, Man of Action (JPS).