Donald W. Shriver

Donald W. Shriver Jr. is an ethicist and an ordained Presbyterian minister who has belonged to the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations since 1988 and was president of Union Seminary from 1975 to 1991. His writings have concentrated on case studies of countries in the area of conflict transformation, including the U.S. and its struggles for justice in race relations. His publications include An Ethic For Enemies: Forgiveness in Politics (1998) and On Second Thought: Essays Out of My Life (2009). In 2009 he was awarded the 18th Grawemeyer Award in Religion for the ideas he set forth in his book, Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds (2008).

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  • March 31, 2017
    Given our current mass incarceration crisis, one scholar wonders whether we need to reconsider the principle upon which our criminal justice system is founded on in order to make things right.