Joseph Fahey

Joseph Fahey


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PHD, New York University
MA, Maryknoll Seminary
BA, Maryknoll College


Dr. Fahey is a co-founder and former General Secretary and Chairperson of Pax Christi, USA and was named a Pax Christi Ambassador of Peace.  He also served on the international Council of Pax Christi International.  Dr. Fahey has served on the National Councils of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, The Peace Studies Association, and the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development.  He has served at the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representative for the University Center for Peace Research (Vienna), and as an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.

Dr. Fahey is a co-founder of the B.A. in Peace Studies and the founder of the B.A. in Labor Studies at Manhattan College. He is a co-founder and serves as Chair of Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice.  He has served on the Boards of Catholic in Alliance for the Common Good and Interfaith Worker Justice.  He is a member of the New York State Committee of the Working Families Party (WFP).

Dr. Fahey is a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the American Academy of Religion, and the Labor and Working-Class History Association.



Christian Social Ethics, Catholic Social Teaching, Peace Studies, Labor Studies

Publications & Professional Activities

Dr. Fahey is the author of War and the Christian Conscience:  Where Do You Stand?, Reinhold Niebuhr on Human Nature and World Peace, and the editor of A  Peace Reader: Essential Readings on War, Justice, Nonviolence and World Order.  He has written many articles, essays, and reviews on war and peace issues and Catholic Social Teaching on labor unions.  He is presently writing a book on Catholic Social Teaching and Workers' Rights.

Courses Taught/Teaching

LABR 201      Labor Studies Colloquium
RELS 254      Catholic Social Teaching
RELS 381      Religious Dimensions of Peace