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Reverend Jennifer Butler

Executive Director, Faith in Public Life

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Reverend Jennifer Butler is an expert in fostering interfaith relations that counter religious extremism with a strong religious argument for human rights.

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An ordained minister, Rev. Jennifer Butler is the founding Executive Director of Faith in Public Life and chair of the White House Council on Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships. Before leading FPL, Reverend Butler spent ten years working in the field of international human rights representing the Presbyterian Church (USA) at the United Nations. While mobilizing religious communities to address the AIDS pandemic and advocating for women’s rights, she grew passionate about the need to counter religious extremism with a strong religious argument for human rights. Out of that experience she wrote Born Again: The Christian Right Globalized, which calls for a progressive religious response to Religious Right efforts to take the culture wars global.

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  • Religion & Interfaith

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Interfaith Relations, Discrimination and Bigotry, Christianity/Catholicism

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