|Name:||Dr. Mar Peter-Raoul|
|Title:||Assistant Professor, Religious Studies; Co-Projectkeeper, Marist Praxis Project for Public Citizenship|
|Office Location:||Fontaine 203|
|Extension:||(845) 575-3000 ext. 2181|
|Personal Web Page:||http://Mar at Marist|
PH.D State University of New York at Binghamton, May 1991, Comparative Literature: Major - American Ethnic Literature; 1st Minor - Social Criticism; 2nd Minor - Third World Theologies.
Certificate in Religious Studies, Oxford University, Summer 1995.
Ascribes to the prophetic vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of the Beloved Community. Has four sons - Jody, Jamie, Jory-Pierre, Tamathy, and one daughter - Heather Summer. Tried to raise them to be poets and beachcombers, but they all put themselves through College and became professionals. Resident-founder of the Beloved Community House in Binghamton, New York www.thebelovedcommunity.org. Treasures her kids, and her kids' kids. With Dr. Bruce Luske, co-founded the Marist Praxis Project for Public Citizenship and the Minor in Public Praxis www.marist.edu/liberalarts/philrel/pubpraxis/ or Search on Marist home page - Public praxis.
Working on third book manuscript - Occupy Pedagogy: Equipping Students to Make & Occupy a Better World.
Published books, articles, poems, chapters. Most recently: "Peter Maurin - Pedagogy from the Margins," The Journal of Peace & Justice Studies, Volume 22, Number 1.
Vigils, protests, humanizing the world, advocating for mothers in prison, social movements, reading theology and praxis-oriented pedagogy, writing both scholarly & public work; & also creative works, viewing documentary/film, daily reading New York Times, on-line Common Dreams, Truth-Dig, CNN (Freedom Project), Public Television/Radio and other news sources. Love communal gatherings, working lunches, getting to know mothers and their children who live on the pavement in Calcutta, establishing a relational project at the Sree Durga dump there, traveling to poor countries with grandsons and students to set up projects, playing piano, harpsichord, accordian, listening to classical guitar, seeing the sea, reading, reading, reading.
|Awards & Honors:||
Named Ambassador for Peace, Spring 2006.
Yearning to Breathe Free: Liberation Theologies in the U.S., Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1991, first editor; chapter, "From South Bronx to South Africa: Prayer, Praxis, Song."
Manuscript - Praxis and Public Citizenship: A Pedagogy of Conscience with Dr. Joseph Zeppetello, recently renamed Ocxcupy Pedagogy: Equipping Students to Make & Occupy a Better World.
|Conferences & Workshops:||
Numerous: local, national, international.
International Philosophers for Peace 1995 - present.
Numerous: local, regional, national, international.
Would like to see Marist College graduate all its students - whatever their professional course and further aspirations - equipped for lives of Public/Global Citizenship.
Would like to see developed a semester road trip across the U.S. visiting Civil Rights sites, sites of historical and present-day struggle, seeing documentary along the way; stopping at sites of public praxis for public work; & end up in Washington, D.C. speaking with Congress members about first-hand concerns, with documents and letters of advocacy.