Terry Reeder holds a B.A. in Religious Studies and Education from Nazareth College, a M.A. in Theology from St. Bernard’s Institute and a Ph.D. in Religion and C.A.S. in Women’s and Gender Studies from Syracuse University. Her dissertation is titled “I do”; “No, You don’t”: Same-Sex Marriage and the Moral Arguments of American Christianities. It utilizes the method of practical ethics in conversation with Christian theologies to understand and problematize Christianity’s role as a moral authority in the American marriage equality debates. Terry’s research and writing focus is on decolonizing the teaching of Religion and Theology, particularly vis-à-vis gender, sexuality, and race. This work includes a pedagogy of religion that respects the primary position of Indigenous peoples. Terry is teaching Religious Perspectives and Christian Social Ethics at Le Moyne. She is proud to be a part of Le Moyne’s legacy of and commitment to social justice, inclusion, and diversity.
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