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Joseph Wakelee-Lynch is a writer and editor in Long Beach, Calif., whose writing focuses on the nexus of religion and politics. A contributing editor for The Witness, he has been published in newspapers across the United States, including The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and in magazines such as The Utne Reader, The Progressive, Commonweal, Fellowship, and Books & Religion. For six years, he hosted a weekly radio interview program, which featured interviews with writers, in the Los Angeles area on KSPC-FM, based at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.
Wakelee-Lynch's involvement in anti-death penalty ministry led to the founding of a group working on capital punishment at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley, Calif. Previously, he was a vestry member and senior warden at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, in Claremont, Calif. For most of the 1980s, Wakelee-Lynch was a member of the Sojourners Community and worked at Sojourners magazine, where he wrote editorials and was book review editor. He was also a peace and justice organizer in the Sojourners Peace Ministry, helping to plan prayer services, vigils, and demonstrations at the White House, the U.S. Capitol building, and elsewhere.
Wakelee-Lynch received a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware in international relations and a master's from the London School of Economics and Political Science, in international politics. He may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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