An associate minister at St. Mary's Manhattanville in West Harlem, the Rev. Chloe Breyer is an Episcopal Priest and author of The Close: A Young Woman's First Year at Seminary (Basic Books 2000). From 2000-2003, she founded and directed the Cathedral Forums on Religion and Public Life at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Following 9/11/2001, she worked with the Diocese of New York on a interfaith initiative to rebuild a mosque in Afghanistan destroyed by U.S. bombs and traveled to Afghanistan in 2003, 2004, and 2006 for two additional faith-based aid projects. A board member of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation, Breyer has worked with the US Campaign for the Millennium Development Goals to raise awareness about the MDGs among American religious leaders of different traditions. Her recent publications include chapter contributions to What Can One Person Do? Faith to Heal a Broken World (Church Publishing 2005) and Challenging the Christian Right From the Heart of the Gospel (Beacon Press 2006). Breyer also writes for Slate Magazine’s faith-based column and has is currently pursuing her Ph. D. in Christian Ethics with a focus on religion and conflict resolution at Union Theological Seminary.

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