CHRISTOPHER D. RINGWALD
Christopher D. Ringwald is a journalist and educator based as a visiting scholar at The Sage Colleges in Albany, NY. His book, A Day Apart: How Jews, Christians, and Muslims Find Faith, Freedom, and Joy on the Sabbath, (Oxford University Press, 2007) has been hailed by Asma Gull Hassan as “a solemn, brilliant call to multi-faith commonalities” and by Solomon Schimmel as “illuminating and inspiring.”
Ringwald is editor of The Evangelist, a weekly Catholic newspaper, and previously wrote The Soul of Recovery (Oxford, 2002) and Faith in Words. He has written on social, religious and legal issues for the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Commonweal, Governing and the Albany Times Union. He reported from Iraq in 1999 and, in 2005, on a brutal insurrection in Uganda. Ringwald was a 1997 Kaiser Foundation Media Fellow and the 37th Albany Author of the Year in 2002. He often speaks to lay, professional and clerical groups on religion, spirituality, society, mental health and writing. At Sage, he is preparing a work on the spiritual lives of people with mental illness and is researching the role of psychiatric medications in crimes.
Ringwald was educated at Georgetown, Columbia and St. Bernard's. He grew up in New York City and has worked as a union carpenter, building contractor and a human rights lobbyist. In 1985-86, he taught carpentry in a Peruvian mountain village. He lives in Albany with his wife, Amy Biancolli Ringwald, a movie critic and musical biographer, and their children.
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