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Fr. Chris Kellerman, SJ


Father Chris Kellerman, SJ, is the Secretary of the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology. Originally from Arlington, TX, he studied at Texas Tech University, the University of Dallas, and Regis College at the University of Toronto. From 2020-2022 he served as visiting fellow and then interim director at the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans where he engaged in research, education, and advocacy on issues related to racial and environmental justice. Kellerman regularly gives talks to Catholic audiences on the history of the Church and slavery, Catholic social teaching, and healing our polarized divide in the Church and the United States.

Publication list: 

All Oppression Shall Cease: A History of Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Catholic Church

Father Kellerman provides a rigorously researched, era-by-era history of the Catholic Church’s teachings and actions related to slavery. All Oppression Shall Cease gives a detailed account of the reality that was the Church’s slaveholding past while issuing a call for the Church to take the necessary steps to reconcile with its history.

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