Author

Joerg Rieger

Joerg Rieger

Joerg Rieger is distinguished professor of theology, the Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair of Wesleyan Studies, and the founding director of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice. Previously he was the Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He received an M.Div. from the Theologische Hochschule Reutlingen, Germany, a Th.M. from Duke Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in religion and ethics from Duke University.

OPINION

Slavery was the ultimate labor distortion: Empowering workers today would be a form of reparations

By: - September 6, 2021

The conversation about reparations for slavery entered a new stage in 2021, with the U.S. House Judiciary Committee voting for the creation of a commission to address the matter. The bill, H.R. 40, has been introduced every Congress since 1989 by Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee and John Conyers, until his death in 2019. But this year marks the […]