Helene Slessarev-Jamir

 Helene Slessarev-Jamir

Address1325 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA

Mildred M. Hutchinson Professor of Urban Ministries, Claremont School of Theology

B.A., University of California,
M.A., University of Illinois,
Ph.D., University of Chicago,

Helene is currently researching the character of religiously inspired justice work in response to globalization and American empire. She is working on a book on contemporary progressive prophetic activism in the United States that will include chapters on congregational community organizing, activism in support of worker justice, immigrant rights, peace-making, and ending global poverty.

Her earlier work includes reports on national promising practices in community-based ministry among Asian and Hispanic immigrant religious communities published by the Annie-E. Casey Foundation She has also written articles on congregational based community organizing and the role of public theology in an age of empire. She has an extensive background doing community-based consulting work and worked as a union and community organizer in Washington DC and Chicago prior to going to graduate school.

She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Sojourners and serves on the UMC’s National Committee for Hispanic/Latino Ministry and its National Immigration Task Force.

Areas of Interest

Political Science;

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