FORA.tv Speaker - David Batstone
David Batstone, Ph.D., is Professor of Ethics in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. He received his B.A. with a major in Psychology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara. After studying for a year at the International Baptist Seminary in Ruschlikon Switzerland, he finished his M.Div. at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. He remained in Berkeley to complete the doctorate program at the Graduate Theological Union. Following graduation, he taught at the GTU for three years. He then took up a faculty post at USF in 1994. In 1998-1999 he was named National Endowment for the Humanities Chair at USF for his work in technology and ethics.
In 1997, Batstone was a member of the founding team that launched Business 2.0 magazine. The magazine burst on the national scene with the National Magazine Awards "Best New Magazine" in the USA. Time-Warner acquired the magazine in 2001.
Today, Batstone serves as Executive Editor of Sojourners magazine, which Folio awarded in both 2003 and 2004 as the "Best Religious/Spiritual Magazine" in the United States. In addition to his part in the leadership team, Batstone initiated and directs SojoMail, an online news and perspective that is delivered weekly to over 200,000 subscribers.
02.11.07 | 00:56:15 min
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