Rev. Katie Day

Rev. Katie Day, Ph.D. is a sociologist (Ph.D., Temple University) and a theologian (S.T.M., Ethics, Union Theological Seminary), and the Charles A. Schieren Professor Emerita of Church and Society at United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia. She has authored four books, including Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street (Oxford, 2014), and has co-edited four volumes (most recently, The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Cities and The Brill Companion to Public Theology).   Dr. Day’s social research focus has been on the intersection of race, religion and violence in urban space, and she has published in numerous collected volumes and journals. In recent years, themes for publications and presentations have included religious beliefs and practices around guns; the life and theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer; religion and the shaping of urban space; public theology; and ethics and methodological approaches to studying religion. She has served on a number of boards, including Partners for Sacred Places, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Center for the Study of Religion and Cities.


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