Andrew Phillip Klager, PhD
PROVOST & VICE-CHANCELLOR of ST. STEPHEN'S UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR of THE JIM FOREST INSTITUTE FOR RELIGION, PEACE & JUSTICE
PROFESSOR of RELIGION AND PEACE STUDIES
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, CSRS, University of Victoria (2014)
PhD, Religious Studies and History, University of Glasgow (2011)
MA, Christian Studies (History), McMaster Divinity College (2006)
BA, Biblical Studies, Columbia Bible College (2003)
Dr. Andrew Phillip Klager is the Provost & Vice-Chancellor of St. Stephen's University, Founding Director of The Jim Forest Institute for Religion, Peace & Justice, and Professor of Religion and Peace Studies. He lives in Yarrow, British Columbia with his wife of 20+ years and three children, with another who has already flown the coop and lives in Calgary, and is an avid Red Sox fan, loves to read, and has a deep appreciation for art, poetry, and music, especially as they intersect with theology and peacebuilding. Andrew earned a PhD in Religious Studies and History from the University of Glasgow focusing on Anabaptist-Mennonite history and theology including the 16th-century Anabaptist peace tradition(s) and has completed continuing studies in Interfaith Conflict Resolution and Conflict Analysis from the United States Institute of Peace. He was also a Research Associate at the Humanitas Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre at TWU and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria.
In addition to his academic publications, Andrew has also written for Egypt Independent (Al-Masry Al-Youm) and currently writes regularly for the Huffington Post and Clarion Journal of Spirituality and Justice, of which he's also a co-editor. He is also an Associated Editor of The Kenarchy Journal, contributing editor of Solomon's Porch (In Communion), and is on the Advisory Council of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship. Andrew is the editor of the book, From Suffering to Solidarity: The Historical Seeds of Mennonite Interreligious, Interethnic, and International Peacebuilding (Pickwick, 2015), with his next book due out in 2024, entitled, Infinite Creation and Becoming Human: Desire, Freedom, and the Inner Transformation of a Peacemaker (Orbis).