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  • The Rev. Dr. Nathan C. Walker is executive director of 1791 Delegates. Named after the year the Bill of Rights was ratified, 1791 Delegates are constitutional and human rights experts that work on issues of religion and public life. Reverend Nate is a Unitarian Universalist minister and has been serving as the affiliated community minister for religion and public life for the Church of the Larger Fellowship since 2014.


    • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in law, education, and religion, Teachers College Columbia University, 2018
    • Resident Fellow in legal restrictions on religious expression, Harvard Divinity School, 2012
    • Master of Education (Ed.M.), higher & postsecondary education, with a concentration in finance, Teachers College Columbia University, 2008
    • Master of Divinity (M.Div.), religion and education, Union Theological Seminary, 2005
    • Master of Arts (M.A.), higher education administration, Teachers College Columbia University, 2002
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), cume laude, theatre education and performance, Emerson College, 1998



    Peer-Reviewed Books in Law & Religion

    • Michael D. Waggoner and Nathan C. Walker, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Contributed the chapters “Religiously Affiliated Charter Schools” and “Religious Expression in Public Schools.” Foreword by Martin E. Marty. Contributing chapters by law professors John Witte Jr., Steven K. Green, and other distinguished scholars. 
    • Nathan C. Walker & Edwin J. Greenlee, eds., Whose God Rules? Is the United States a Secular Nation or a Theoleg...New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Contributors included Alan Dershowitz, Martha Nussbaum, Kent Greenawalt, and Robby George. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair wrote the foreword, and Cornel West calls the book “provocative and pioneering.” 

    Peer-Reviewed Policy Reports

    • Lyal S. Sunga and Nathan C. Walker, Freedom of Religion or Belief through Law: Current Dilemmas and Les... Rome, Italy: International Development Law Organization, 2014. Presented at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland and at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, Italy.
    • Nathan C. Walker, Following the Student’s Dollar through the Federal Aid System. Washington, DC: Pell Institute, 2005. United States Senate staff briefing, April 2006.

    Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

    • Nathan C. Walker, “Political Contempt and Religion” in Paul Djupe, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).
    • Nathan C. Walker, “Charter Schools,” “Religious Garb—Teachers,” “Religious Garb—Students,” “Cantwell v. Connecticut,” “Everson v. Board of Education,” and “Kitzmiller v. Dover” in Religion in American Education: A Legal Encyclopedia, ed. Charles J. Russo. New York: Roman & Littlefield, 2018.
    • Nathan C. Walker, “A Legal Approach to Questions about Religious Diversity” in Chad Meister, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity, Oxford Handbooks Online. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
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