Former Cathedral Staff

Former Canon Ecumenist of Washington National Cathedral

The Rev. Canon Alan F. Geyer, Ph.D.

The Rev. Canon Alan F. Geyer, Ph.D.

The Rev. Canon Alan F. Geyer, Ph.D.

In the spring of 2000, the Reverend Canon Alan Geyer, an ordained United Methodist minister, became the Cathedral’s ethicist. For the two years prior to that, he served as the Cathedral’s ecumenist. Dr. Geyer received his Ph.D. from Boston University. He is professor emeritus of Political Ethics and Ecumenics at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and served as the Dag Hammarskjold Professor of Peace Studies and Political Science at Colgate University. He was also the founding chair of the George Hammond Sullivan Department of Political Science at Mary Baldwin College.

From 1968 to 1972, Dr. Geyer was editor of The Christian Century and president of the Christian Century Foundation. He has also served as president of the Society of Christian Ethics, and has served on the governing boards of the National Council of Churches, the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, the Life and Peace Institute, and the Society for Values in Higher Education. He was chair of the US Observers at the 1975 and 1980 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review conferences in Geneva and has participated in the United Nations Special sessions on Disarmament. Dr. Geyer also served as the Executive Director of the Churches’ Center for Theology and Public Policy in Washington D.C. from 1977 to 1987.

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