Paul Alexander (Ph.D, Baylor University) is professor of theology, social ethics, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University and the co-president-elect for Evangelicals for Social Action.
He co-founded Pentecostals & Charismatics for Peace & Justice (PCPJ) (www.pcpj.org) and authored the award-winning book, Peace to War: Shifting Allegiances in the Assemblies of God. His other books include Signs and Wonders (foreword by Martin Marty), Trajectories in the Books of Acts, Christ at the Checkpoint: Theology in the Service of Justice and Peace, and Pentecostals & Nonviolence: Reclaiming a Heritage (foreword by Stanley Hauerwas).
Paul is a Fellow in the Christian Leadership Initiative in the Shalom Hartman Institute/American Jewish Committee in Jerusalem. He recently received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to research Christians engaged in high-risk social action in Palestine, Israel, Colombia, Guatemala, and various U.S. cities. He is currently producing a documentary and writing a book about Palestinian Christians and the Israeli/Palestinian situation, and also writing a social ethics book focusing on nonviolence, White supremacy and constructions of race/ethnicity, genders and sexualities, and environmentalism/vegetarianism.
Paul has delivered keynote addresses related to human rights, peacemaking, and justice in The Hague, Netherlands; Pune, India; and Bethlehem, Palestine, as well as throughout the U.S. He edits the Pentecostals, Peacemaking, and Social Justice book series (Wipf & Stock Publishers), Pax Pneuma: The Journal of PCPJ, and is on the editorial board of PRISM magazine.
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