Countless individuals support and adhere to the Consistent Life Ethic. So far, several hundred have formally endorsed the Ethic. Below is a small sample of some of the more recognizable individuals who've signed on.

ENDORSERS

Nobody's free until 
everybody's free.

- Fannie Lou Hamer

Individual Endorsers

PARTIAL LISTING  

 Affiliations are for identification purposes only

Michael Affleck, Ph.D.        

Former International Coordinator, Greenpeace

 

Joan Andrews Bell

Prisoner of Conscience, Operation Rescue

 

Jann K. Armantrout-Arnold

Lobbyist, Childcare, Healthcare Reform

 

Sylvia Barnard, Ph.D.

Classics Department, SUNY Albany


†Fr. Don Bauer                 

Coalition on Racial Equality; Exec. Board, NYS Labor & Religion Coalition

 

Consuelo Beck-Sagué, M.D.

National Public Health Professional

 

Michael Patrick Beckstrom

Pax Christi Youth Forum

 

†Daniel Berrigan, SJ             

Atlantic Life Community / Plowshares Activist

 

†Philip Berrigan                    

Jonah House, Plowshares Activist

 

Wendell Berry

Author and Environmentalist

 

†Rosalie Bertell, GNSH                    

International Director, Institute of Concern for Public Health, Toronto

 

†Janet Bezila              

Anti-War Activist

 

Jean Blackwood

Author, Beyond Beginning and Other Poems

 

Fr. Roy Bourgeois, MM

Founder, School of Americas Watch

 

Dr. Robert M. Bowman

Director, Institute for Space & Security Studies

 

Bernard Broussard

Executive Director, Starthrowers

 

David Buer, OFM

Desert Voices, Nevada

 

Paul A. Callaghan

Young Prolife Socialists, U.K.

 

Sidney Callahan, Ph.D.

Feminist author

 

Fr. Jim Callan

Spiritus Christi Church, Rochester, NY

 

†Rev. Will D. Campbell                 

Cofounder, Committee of Southern Churchmen

 

Rachel Cann

Director, Brookline Women’s Shelter, Boston, MA

 

†Jean H. Cardinali

Author, Poverty Profile USA: In the Eighties

 

Norman B. Carroll

Call To Action, Women’s Ordination Conference

 

Rev. John Catoir                  

Former Director, The Christophers

 

John Cavanaugh, S.J.

Author of Following Christ in a Consumer Society

 

John Cavanaugh-O’Keefe

Prolife Nonviolent Action Project

 

Dr. Rhonda Chervin

St. John’s Seminary

 

Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB

Benedictine Sisters of Erie

 

Shane Claiborne

The Simple Way, Philadelphia

 

Bernhard Clasen

Anti-War Activist, Germany

 

John A. Coleman, SJ

Author and Speaker, Jesuit School of Theology

Berkeley, CA

 

Frank Cordaro 

Peace Activist

 

Monica R. & Thomas C. Cornell

Guadalupe Catholic Worker House

 

John C. Cort

Editor, Christian Socialism

 

Dorothy Cotton

Civil Rights Nonviolence Leader;

Co-Worker with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Harvey Cox

Harvard Divinity School

 

Carol Crossed

President, Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

 

Robert E. Daggy

Thomas Merton Center, Bellarmine College

 

Ron Dart

Peace Educator, University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, Canada

 

John Dear, SJ

Campaign Non-violence Director;

Author, Disarming the Heart: Toward a Vow of Nonviolence

 

†Peter DeMott            

Griffiss Peace Community, Ithaca, NY

 

Marie Dennis

Maryknoll Office for Peace & Justice Office

 

Patricia Lay Dorsey

Founder, Co-Creators of Peace and Justice

 

Jim & Shelley Douglass

Peace Activists

 

Patricia Driscoll

Womanity


 Mary O’Brien Drumm

Pro-life/Pro-peace activist, Erie

 

Betty Dunn

Congress of Justice & Peace, Castro Valley, CA

 

Eugenia & Bill Durland

Center on Law & Community

 

†Eileen Egan             

Ambassador of Peace

 

Leonard E. Edelman

Pax Christi Former Executive Director, PILLAR

 

The Rev. Kathleen Eickwort

Episcopal Priest, Diocese of W. Michigan

 

Vincent Scotti Eirene

Duncan & Porter House of Hospitality & Resistance

 

Robert Ellsberg

Editor in Chief, Orbis Books

 

Ruth Enero

EMBRACE Publications

 

Mary & Nick Eoloff

Peace Studies Task Force, St. Paul, MN

 

Lowell O. Erdahl

Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Author of Pro-Life/Pro-Peace

 

†Rose Evans              

Animal Rights activist; Editor, Harmony

 

Dottie Everingham

Women Exploited by Abortion (WEBA)

 

Ann Farmer

Chair, Labour Life Group, British Labour Party, U.K.

 

Louis C. Fischer

Habitat for Humanity


 Ellen Flanders

Sanctuary Movement, Albany Friends Meeting

 

Jim Forest and Nancy Forest-Flier

Founders, International Fellowship of Reconciliation; Peace Media Service, Holland

 

Richard J. Foster

Author, Professor of Theology, Friends University

 

William C. Frey

Former Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, Dean Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry

 

Frye Gailliard

Journalist and Writer

 

Br. Rick Garcia

Brothers for Christian Community

 

Sixto Garcia, Ph.D.

Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the U.S. (ACHTUS)

 

Judie Jennings Gillespie

Founder, Project Rachel

 

Howard Goeringer

Editor, Jesus Journal, A Magazine on
Christian Nonviolence

 

Joseph Louis Golden

Author, Forties, We Stood at Ennis

 

†Doris Gordon           

Natl. Coordinator, Libertarians for Life

 

Hildegard Goss-Mayr                     

Founder and Honorary President, International Fellowship of Reconciliation

 

Ellen Grady

Griffiss Peace Community

 

Gail Grenier Sweet

Author, Prolife Feminism: Yesterday and Today

 

Thomas Gumbleton

Auxiliary Bishop, Detroit

 

David P. Gushee

Author, Professor and Chair: Faith and Public Life Mercer University

 

Brother Patrick Hart, OCSO

Abbey of Gethsemani

 

Stanley Hauerwas

Prof. of Theological Ethics, Duke University
 

Ruth Heaney, OSR
Founder, Families and Friends of Persons in Prison


Joe Hendricks
Associate Professor of Christianity
Mercer University

 

Peter Henriot

Former Director, Center for Concern, Washington

 

Gloria Herbert
Commission on Women, Maple Grove, MN

 

Christine Herbes-Sommers

C.M.H. Productions

 

Destiny Herndon-de La Rosa
Founder, New Wave Feminists


†Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC                        
President Emeritus, Univ. of Notre Dame

 

Ingrid Hill

Founder, Mothers Against the Draft

 

Joyce Hollyday

Sojourners

 

†Raymond J. Hunthausen

Former Archbishop of Seattle

 

Lana Jacobs

Companions of Shalom, Recipient, Martin Luther King Award

 

Marietta Jaeger

Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation

 

Mary Evelyn Jegen, SND                

Pax Christi International

 

†Lawrence Martin Jenco, OSM

Former Hostage

 

Timothy Jessen

Former Moderator, Transylvania Presbytery

Presbyterian, Church (USA)

Angela Jones

Peace Activist, Australia

 

Dr. Maureen Jones-Ryan

Executive Dir., Sexual Assault Recovery
Institute, Phoenix

 

Fr. Carl Kabat (OMI)

Plowshares Prisoner of Conscience

 

Paul Kabat

Plowshares Prisoner of Conscience  


 William Kallio

Former Exec. Dir., Evangelicals for Social Action

 

J.K. Kavanaugh

Poet, Contributer to Voices for Peace

James R. (Jim) Kelly
Sociologist

 

Lois Yake Kenagy

Peace & Justice Committee, Mennonite Church, Pacific Coast Conference

 

Kay Kemper

Founder, Feminists for Life of Minnesota

 

Angela Kennedy

Women’s Officer, Labour Life Group, U.K.

 

Janet Kluener

New Jerusalem Community, Cincinnati, OH

 

Gene Knudsen Hoffman

Quaker Peacemaker; Fellowship of Reconciliation

 

Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB             

Alliance for International Monasticism, Erie, PA

 

Faye Kunce

Coordinator, Pro-life/Pro-Peace Challenge

 

†J. Andrew Lipscomb           

Founder: The Committee: Witnesses
for Reconciliation

 

Randy Loney, Ph.D.

Georgia Death Penalty Abolitionist

 

Georgiann Lyga

Gospel Justice Resource Center, Sacramento, CA

 

Rosemary Lynch, OSF
Franciscan Sister of Mt. Alverno, Redwood, CA

 

Jo Ann Lyon

Adjunct Professor of Women, Church & Society, Asbury Methodist Theological Seminary


 Denise Mack

Women’s Ordination Conference

 

Sandra Mack

Union Activist, Teacher

 

Rachel MacNair

Quaker activist; Author, Pro-life Peace testimony

 

Francis & Judith MacNutt

Christian Healing Ministries, Jacksonville, FL

 

Anthony D. Magliano

Social justice and peace columnist

Paul Magno

Guatemala Partners

 

Mairead Corrigan Maguire

1976 Nobel Peace Laureate

 

Ken Maher

Conscientious Objector, Quaker/Catholic

 

Patrick Mahoney

Presbyterian Minister; Christian Defense Coalition

 

Jill Mann

Former Director, Just Life

 

Rev. Thomas J. Marti, MM

Maryknoll Development House, Seattle, WA

 

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Feminist Activist; Author, Real Choices

 

†Leroy T. Matthiesen            

Bishop, Diocese of Amarillo, TX

 

Elizabeth McAlister

Anti-War Activist

 

Abigail Q. McCarthy

Writer

 

Colman McCarthy

Columnist, The Washington Post

 

Fr. Gary McCloskey

Dir. Augustinian Justice and Peace, Miami, FL

 

Barbara McCracken

Shalom House, Kansas City, MO

 

Kathleen & James McGinniss

Authors, Parenting for Peace and Justice

 

Anita McGlynn

Arts Director, NYC

 

Megan McKenna

Author, Speaker; Rights Activist

 

Fr. Albert J. McKnight, CS

Exec. Dir., Southern Development Foundation

 

Susan Carpenter McMillan

Former LA County Commission on Women

 

†Richard M. McSorley

Center for Peace Studies, Georgetown Univ.

 

William L. McSweeney, Jr.            

Former publisher, National Catholic Reporter

 

Mary Meehan

Writer, Columnist

 

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

Author, Afro-American Studies, Mercer Univ. 


 Tom Meyer

Manhattan Right to Life

 

Gary Mitchener
Canon Pastor Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Christopher P. Momany, Ph.D
Methodist Chaplain Adrian College

 

Joan Monastero

Hudson Valley Pax Christi

 

Stephen V. Monsma

Professor of Political Science, Pepperdine Univ.

 

Don Mosely

Jubilee Partners, Comer, GA

 

Elena Muller-Garcia

Columnist, La Voz, Miami

Vasu Murti
Founder, Allies for Peace

Joe Nangle, OFM

Franciscan Mission Service, Author

 

Lilibeth Navarro

Former President, Disability Perspectives

 

Fr. Bruce Nieli

Director for Evangelization, National Council
of Catholic Bishops

 

†Henri J.M. Nowen 

L’Arche-Daybreak, Author

 

Judith Johnson O’Brien

Former Commissioner on Women in the Church and in Society, Rochester, NY

 

Fr. Niall O’Brien

Author, Peace Building, Negros, Philippines

 

Bill Ofenloch

Former Coordinator, Catholic Peace Fellowship

 

Elizabeth Williams Omilani

People’s Survival Theatre

 

Dan O’Neill

Mercy Corps International

 

Ciaron O’Reilly
Peace Activist, Catholic Worker, Australia


†Fr. Dan O’Shea                   

AIDS Resource Center, New York, NY

 

Joan Orgon

Former Coordinator, Association for Public Justice

 

Fr. Sinclair Oubre

National Catholic Conference for Seafarers

 

Cathryn Holderread Passmore

Mennonite leader; Producer, Now Shall the Desert Bloom

 

Bill Pelke

Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation

 

Leonard Peltier

Political prisoner, American Indian Movement

 

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Nobel Peace Laureate, Servicio Paz y Justicia

 

Donald M. Peters

Former Vice-Chair, New York State

Right-to-Life Party

 

Ruth Phillips

International Life Services, Los Angeles, CA

 

Gaile M. Pohlhaus

Religious Studies, Villanova University

 

Rev. Richard M. Potts

Chair, Justice & Peace Commission, Redemptorist, St. Louis Province

 

Helen Prejean

CSJ, Death Penalty Abolitionist, Author,

Dead Man Walking

 

Karen Swallow Prior

Organizer, Spring of Life, Buffalo


 Mary Puccinelli

Call to Action, Chicago

 

Kevin Queally, TOR
Franciscan Federation, Justice & Peace


†Scott Rains                           

Former Director, Prolifers for Survival

 

Antonio Ramirez

Labor Organizer


 Chana S. Ravinsky

Director, Jews for Life and Traditional Morality

 

David Reardon

Director, Elliot Institute for Social Sciences Research

 

William V. Reynolds, M.D.

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

 

Mary Rider

Peace & Justice Commission, Raleigh, NC

  

†Igal Rodenko

War Resisters League

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Richard Rohr, OFM

Center on Action & Contemplation

 

Joe Roos

Publisher, Sojourners

 

Br. Cyprian Lamar Rowe, FMS

School of Social Work UMAB

Fr. Michael Scanlan TOR

Former President, Franciscan University

 

Scott Schaeffer-Duffy

International Coordinator, Seeds of Peace


 Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM

Jesuit School of Theology, Berkely, CA

Suzanne Schnittman, Ph.D.

Sanctuary Activist, suffrage historian and Professor of History, SUNY

 

Linda & Mark Scibilia-Carver

Jubilee House Catholic Worker


Tom Sena                  

Prolife Alliance of Gays and Lesbians, Washington, DC

 

Charles J. Sharon, SA

Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute

 

Benjamin Sheldon

President, Presbyterian Prolife

 

†Bonnie Shullenberger                      

Writer, Educator

Episcopal Church News Correspondent

 

†Honorable Sargent Shriver

 

†Eunice Shriver
Founders, Special Olympics

 

Martin Sheen

Actor

 

Ronald J. Sider

Evangelicals for Social Action, Author, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger


 Tom Siemer

Producer, Gods of Metal

Cessilye R. Smith

Racial & Maternal Justice Activist and CEO of Abide Women's Health Services

 

Nicole M. Smith

Editor, Liberating Options


 Robert Moss Smith

Brandywine Peace Community


 †Mitch Snyder

Community for Creative Nonviolence


 Ena Snyott-Bustra

Self-Determination for East Timor, Australia

  

Catherine Spencer

Labour Life Group, London, U.K.

 

Davis Steindl-Rast

Mount Savior Monastery, Author

 

Roberta (Bobbie) Stewart

Lutheran Peace Fellowship

  

John K. Stoner

Author; Mennonite Peace Activist

  

Margaret Sullivan, OP

Adrian Dominican Sister, SHARE Foundation

 

Walter F. Sullivan

Bishop of Richmond, VA

 

John Michael Talbot

Founder, Brothers & Sisters of Charity at Little Portion Hermitage

 

Joseph C. Taphorn

Cofounder, Students Helping Others Worldwide (SHOW)

 

Van C. Temple

Assoc. Exec. Dir, Evangelicals for Social Action

 

Marcia Timmel

Director, Northwest Center, Washington, DC

 

Joseph Toritto

War Tax Resister

 

Rev. Benjamin Urmston, SJ

Dorothy Day House, Director of Programs in Peace and Justice, Xavier University

 

Gerard Vanderhaar

Professor of Religion & Peace Studies, Author, Active Nonviolence, and Why Good People Do Bad Things


Gerald Vandezande
Co-Founder, Citizens for Public Justice

Jean Vanier
Founder, L’Arche

David Virtue

Evangelical Partners in Mission


 Dale Vree

Editor, New Oxford Review

 

Debby J. Wakeham

Peace, Ethics, Animals, and Consistent Human Rights (PEACH), Luton Beds, U.K.

 

Regis Walling

Founder, Pregnancy Service of Michigan

 

Jim Wallis

Sojourners

 

Juli Loesch Wiley

Author, Speaker, Peace & Life Activist, Founder, Prolifers for Survival

 

Martha Yonke

Founder, Caritas Community

  

†George Zabelka

Do Something for Peace

 

†Gordon C. Zahn                   

Author, A Solitary Witness: The Life of

ranz Jaegestetter

 

Michael Zavacky

Pennsylvania Prisons Society

 

Jerry Zawada, OFM
Peace Planters, Peace Prisoner

 

Stephen Zunes, Ph.D.

Author; Director, Institute for a New Middle East Policy

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