Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite


Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite is Professor of Theology and former President of the Chicago Theological Seminary. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Her most recent books are "#OccupytheBible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power" and, as contributor and editor, "Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on the New Paradigm of Peace and War."

Stories by Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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Obama’s ISIL Strategy: Just More Endless War

Why President Obama’s planned military strikes on ISIS do not fit the criteria for a Just War.

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Demand Justice for Fast Food Workers

Our economy of low wages and corporate greed is not what God intends for human life.

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The Obama Doctrine: Say goodbye to “weak versus strong” in foreign policy

The president’s West Point speech exposed the illusion of a force-versus-peacemaking duality.

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To Thwart Anti-Woman Violence, President Jimmy Carter Calls for a Religious Power Shift

President Carter sends a message to world religious leaders: Stop using religion to justify violence against women.

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It’s Wrong to Worship a ‘White Jesus’

To claim that Jesus was white, is historically and theologically wrong.

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Nelson Mandela and the Spiritual Legacy of Divestment

One aspect of Nelson Mandela’s legacy is spiritually crucial because it shows how systemic evil can be countered by systemic good.