925RainesE-Mail : crcs[at]ugm.ac.id

John Raines is a Professor of Religion at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is the author/editor of several books and numerous articles. Trained at Union Seminary (NYC) in Christian Social Ethics, his area of interest is religion and political economy. He has received several grants to pursue the dialogue between Islam and the West and has done extensive teaching and research in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Raines has written on topics such as gender justice in religion and education and social class. He developed a master’s program in comparative religion at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia and instituted an exchange program between that school and Temple.