Charles R. Strain is Professor of Religious Studies. He teaches in the areas of Liberation
Theology, Socially Engaged Buddhism and their contributions to an ethics of
peace and justice. Strain also teaches in the Peace, Justice and Conflict
Studies program. His recent book, The Prophet and the Bodhisattva: Daniel
Berrigan, Thich Nhat Hanh and the Ethics of Peace and Justice (2014), received the outstanding book of the
year, 2016, award chosen by the Society for Buddhist Christian Studies. In 2017, Strain co-authored (with Elizabeth
Collier) Global Migration: What is
Happening, Why and a Just Response. Strain
is an avid swimmer and enjoys mountain hiking.
- Buddhism and Climate Change
- Socially Engaged Buddhism
- Comparative Social Ethics
- Ethics and Global Migration
- Climate Change and Social Justice
Courses Frequently Taught
- HON 351
"Honors Senior Seminar in Service Learning: Altruism and Activism"
- PAX 212
"Social Justice and Social Change"
- REL 224
"Religion and Politics in the United States"
- REL 259
"Religion and Social Engagement: Socially Engaged Buddhism"