Fr. Josh Thomas is an Episcopal priest, scholar and interfaith educator. He is Board Chair of the Alliance for Middle East Peace, a coalition of 100+ organizations working at the grassroots level to build peace between Israelis and Palestinians, and has also served as Executive Director of Kids4Peace since 2011.
Josh led a State Department exchange program for youth in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina and served as a congregational pastor and university chaplain in Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, and New Hampshire. He taught interfaith education and peacebuilding at Boston University School of Theology. During high school and college, Josh spent eight summers on staff at a camp in Pennsylvania, as a counselor, dialogue facilitator, ropes course instructor, and camp program director.
He is a frequent speaker, teacher, and workshop leader. He has been a presenter at Harvard Law School’s Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program, Yale University, and the United States Institute of Peace. He has also been an invited guest preacher at St. James Cathedral, Chicago; St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle; Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati; and Marsh Chapel at Boston University.
Josh is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Union Theological Seminary.
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