Daniel Smith-Christopher

2009-DanielSmithChristopher(1)Dr Daniel Smith-Christopher

Keynote Speaker in 2009

Theme: Honesty – Humility – Hope: The Courage to Be

Biography (from 2009):

Daniel is a Quaker and Professor of Theological Studies and Director of Peace Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Daniel served for two years in volunteer peace work/
research with the Quakers in Israel/Palestine from 1986 to 1988. He also has particular interests in how cultural and ethnic backgrounds influence the reading and interpretation of Biblical texts and has conducted research based on field interviews in South Dakota with members of the Rosebud Lakota Nation; the Cree in northern Manitoba; and Aboriginal Australians. He has written a number of books including Subverting Hatred and A Biblical Theology of Exile