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John Gonzalez

John Gonzalez, DMin, is the Director of Parish and Community Relations for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY. He is also an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University in Queens, NY and a Spiritual Director in the Ignatian tradition. John’s ministry and education has been in the promotion of social ministry and Catholic social teaching. John received his Doctorate of Ministry in Latino Studies from Fordham University and has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. He is certified in offering Spiritual Direction through the St. Joseph Renewal Center and is part of the Loyola Press Speaker’s Corp. John previously served as Special Projects Developer for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY, Coordinator of Social Ministry at Notre Dame Parish in New Hyde Park, NY, and the Director of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office for the Passionist Community. John is bilingual.


The Seeds of World War III?

If we consider our own domestic troubles in the U.S., we will soon recognize that Americans, from both the right and the left, are tired of the age of American imperialism. This may be the one common ground issue that most of us have.

“This is not a time for indifference”:  The face of NYC social ministry in the midst of COVID-19

By the end of that first week our operations shifted and many of our staff, including myself, were set up in a senior center in Queens getting ready to boost our food distributions and our senior grab-and-go grocery bags. During that week we began to anticipate two major developments of this pandemic: the public health crisis and the ensuing economic hardship.

Pussy Riot and the Church

This piece is from the Political Theology Network archives originally posted on August 23, 2012.

In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.


From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?