I am a doctoral candidate in the Ethics and Society course of study at Emory University’s James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies in the Graduate Division of Religion. In this program I also have a concentration in “Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding”. My dissertation is titled “Political Reconciliation: Theology, Human Rights, and Transitional Justice.” Prior to coming to Emory I earned an M.A. in Ethics from Claremont School of Theology and a B.A. in Religion from Pepperdine University. My writing for popular audiences can be found at places such as Religion Dispatches, God’s Politics, and The Huffington Post. For those with speaking or writing inquiries, I can be contacted at jwmccar (at) emory.edu.