Rev. Jennifer Butler

Rev. Jennifer Butler is Executive Director of Faith in Public Life, a strategic communications and organizing resource center for faith leaders. Founded in 2005 to transform the American values debate, FPL has already become a go-to source for journalists, activists and community leaders seeking to connect with or amplify resurgent moderate and progressive faith voices. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Rev. Butler most recently served as the Presbyterian Church (USA) Representative to the United Nations (UN). During her nine years at the UN, she represented the denomination on a range of issues, including women's rights, genocide in the Sudan, and the war in Iraq. Her book Born Again, The Christian Right Globalized (2006) explores the Christian Right's impact on the global women's movement through its growing activism at the United Nations and globally. Her work on religion, human rights, and politics has been featured in articles in The Nation, Mother Jones, The American Prospect, and the Washington Post. Butler served in the Peace Corps from 1989 to 1991 in a Mayan village in Belize, Central America. A graduate of Princeton Seminary, she holds a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University and Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary.