Margaret Pfeil

Margaret Pfeil

Associate Teaching Professor

Primary Field of Study: Moral Theology/Christian Ethics


Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

Research and Training Interests

Catholic Social Teaching, Racial Justice, Nonviolence, Ecological Ethics, Ecumenism


Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly with your God: Vatican II, Pastoral Ministry, and Lay Formation for Mission, co-edited with Donald P. McNeill, C.S.C. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Universal, 2016.

The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance, co-authored with Laurie Cassidy and Alex Mikulich, with a foreword by Sr. Helen Prejean. Content and Context in Theological Ethics, Series Editor Mary Jo Iozzio. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, paperback edition, 2016.

Sharing Peace: Mennonites and Catholics in Conversation, co-edited with Gerald Schlabach, based on the Mennonite-Catholic Theological Conference, Notre Dame, 2007. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2013.

“Romero’s Theology of Transfiguration,” pp. 65-91 in Archbishop Romero and Spiritual Leadership in the Modern World, ed. Robert Pelton. Baltimore: Lexington Books, 2015.

“Becoming Synergoi: Food, Justice, and Economic Cooperation,” pp. 228-241 in The Almighty and the Dollar: Christian Reflections of Economic Justice, ed. Mark J. Allman. Winona, Minnesota: Anselm Academic, 2012.


Dr. Margaret R. Pfeil holds a joint appointment in the Department of Theology and the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame and is a Faculty Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. She is a founder and resident of the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker Community in South Bend, Indiana.



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