Rev. Dr. Nathan C. Walker
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Founder, ReligionAndPublicLife.org •
President, 1791 Delegates • Managing Director, The Foundation for Religious Literacy
Reverend Dr. Nathan C. Walker is a First Amendment and human rights educator. As president of 1791 Delegates—a public charity named after the year the Bill of Rights was ratified—he manages The Foundation for Religious Literacy and founded ReligionAndPublicLife.org.
Dr. Walker teaches First Amendment law and human rights at Rutgers University and serves as the co-principal investigator with Dr. W. Y. Alice Chan of the Moral Imagination Community. He serves as the associate editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal, Religion & Education, on governing boards of the Public Religion Research Institute and the Abolitionist Sanctuary, and as an advisor to the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
Nate has published five books and various policy reports, including:
Nate served as a resident fellow in law and religion at Harvard University and received his Doctorate of Education degree in First Amendment law from Columbia University, where he received his Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees.
Reverend Nate is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and received his Masters of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary. He spent 15 years serving congregations in New York and Boston, and the last seven as the senior minister of the historic First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia. He currently serves as the community minister for religion and public life at the Church of the Larger Fellowship.
He lives with his husband Vikram Paralkar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.