Faculty & Staff
Title/s: Adjunct Faculty
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union
M.A., Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, Graduate Theological Union
Professional & Community Affiliations
Ken joined the IPS Faculty in 2007, where he teaches a course entitled “Violence and Nonviolence.” His Ph.D. is in the Historical and Cultural Studies of Religions, with concentrations in Christian spirituality, ritual studies, and nonviolence in five religious traditions. He directed the Spiritual Life Institute at Saint Martin’s College for three years and has published five books, including Pilgrimage through a Burning World: Spiritual Practice and Nonviolent Protest at the Nevada Test Site (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2003). For two decades, he has been an organizer with numerous social movements, including movements for a nuclear-free future, an end to homelessness, freedom for East Timor, peace in Central America and, most recently, a just and lasting peace in Iraq. Since 1990 Butigan has been on the staff of Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, a nonprofit organization promoting nonviolent change through education, resources, and action.