Margaret Pfeil

Margaret Pfeil

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

Selected Publications

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 and the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights. She is a founder and resident of the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker Community in South Bend, Indiana.



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