Rebecca Todd Peters is a professor of religious studies and Director of the Poverty and Social Program at Elon University. Her work as a feminist social ethicist is focused on globalization, economic, environmental, and reproductive justice. She is the author or editor of eight books including the award-winning “In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization” (Continuum, 2004), which examines the ethical norms of four theories of globalization. In her most recent book, “Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice “(Beacon Press, 2018), Peters outlines how the justification framework shaping current American discussion of abortion is fatally flawed and argues that the framework of Reproductive Justice offers a more ethically robust opportunity for public dialogue. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she has been active denominationally and ecumenically for more than 25 years and currently represents the PC(USA) as a member of the Faith and Order Standing Commission of the World Council of Churches. In addition to her books, Peters has published more than 25 articles and chapters and her blog, “To Do Justice” can be found on the Progressive Christianity page of Patheos.


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