CIE Interfaith Forum – Doug Hostetter

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Doug Hostetter graduated from EMU during the Vietnam War years and did his alternative service with MCC in Tam Ky, Vietnam. His life work has been devoted to seeking nonviolent alternatives to war and oppression in many war zones including of North and South Vietnam, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. He has been heavily involved in reconciliation, citizen diplomacy, work camps and people-to-people exchanges with the citizens of the USSR, Cuba, Nicaragua, Bosnia, and Israel/Palestine. Doug has published broadly in both the secular and religious press on issues of war, peace, faith and nonviolence.

In the 1970s, he was staff for the People’s Peace Treaty in New York City. From 1971-80, he served the United Methodist Office for the United Nations as their Resource Specialist on Peace, Asia, and Latin American Issues. 1980, Doug became the Executive Secretary of the New England Regional Office of the American Friends Service Committee in Cambridge, MA. Doug joined the Fellowship of Reconciliation as Executive Secretary in 1987, and in 1993 became FOR’s International/Interfaith Secretary.

In 2003 Doug was ordained as Peace Pastor at Evanston (IL) Mennonite Church. He is currently the Director of the Mennonite Central Committee United Nations Liaison Office in New York City.

For more info contact: Center for Interfaith Engagement, 540-432-4674 or email