Rachel M. MacNair has agreed to be the closing speaker for our Conference on Sunday afternoon. Rachel was at our founding conference, and has been active throughout our history. Currently she serves as Vice President of Consistent Life and Director of the Institute for Integrated Social Analysis, our research arm.
Rachel has a doctorate in Psychology and Sociology, and currently serves as President-Elect of the American Psychological Association Division 48, Peace Psychology. Her undergraduate work was in Peace and Conflict Studies.
Rachel has a long history as both a speaker and a writer. Her speaking and writing has been in both the academic and activist arenas.
She has written, co-written or edited a number of books, including:
- Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress: The psychological consequences of killing, 2002.
- The Psychology of Peace: An introduction, 2003 & 2011 (the leading textbook in the field).
- Working for Peace: A Handbook of Practical Psychology (Editor), 2006
- Consistently Opposing Killing: From Abortion to Assisted Suicide, the Death Penalty, and War (Co-editor), 2008 & 2011.
- ProLife Feminism: Yesterday and Today (Co-author), 1995 & 2006.
- Gaining Mind of Peace: Why Violence Happens and How to Stop It, 2003.
- History Shows: Winning with Nonviolent Action, 2004.
- Achieving Peace in the Abortion War, 2009.
Rachel served as President of Feminists for Life of America 1984-1994, and is the founder of the Feminism and Nonviolence Studies Association. She currently serves as Petition Coordinator for the Kansas City Peace Planters campaign against building a new nuclear weapons plant.
We believe Rachel will inspire conference attenders to go forth and be effective supporters of the consistent life ethic in their communities and constituencies. We encourage you to register for the Conference today.