Join Archbishop Desmond Tutu in defending Marc Ellis
Past Greenbelt speaker, Jewish theologian Marc Ellis, is under threat of losing his post at Baylor University in the US. Ken Starr, former prosecutor of Bill Clinton, and currently President of Baylor University, wants to dismiss Marc's dissident Jewish voice from that institution.
For more than three decades the prophetic voice of Marc Ellis has influenced generations of academics and activists. His dissident voice in the realm of contemporary Jewish identity and his theology of solidarity with Palestinians has been encouraged by numerous scholar-activists including Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, and the respected Christian leaders and thinkers – Rosemary Ruether, Cornel West and Archbishop Desmond Tutu – who are championing the petition to save his post now.
Marc has served at Baylor with distinction for almost fifteen years as University Professor and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies. But since the appointment of Kenneth Starr as President of Baylor University, he is under scrutiny in what looks more and more like a persecution and less and less like an investigation.
Please join Cornel West, Rosemary Ruether and Archbishop Desmond Tutu signing this petition.