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Barbara McGraw


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Barbara McGraw is professor of Social Ethics, Law, and Public Life and Director of the Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism at St. Mary’s College of California. Her research interests include religion, moral values, and pluralism in American public life; world religions; and religious pluralism, public policy, and social ethics issues. McGraw is also an advocate for prison inmates of minority faiths and is an Affiliate at the Pluralism Project at Harvard University. Her publications include (as editor) Religion and Politics in the United States, Companion Series Volume (forthcoming), as (co-author) Many Peoples, Many Faiths: Women and Men in the World Religions (2013) , and (as author) Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground: Public Religion and Pursuit of the Good in a Pluralistic America (2003). McGraw earned a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and worked as an attorney in private practice from 1984-91 and is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.