Peter Steinfels

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Peter Steinfels is affiliated with the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture in New York, NY.

DSOC Religious Commission

In 1977, John Cort attended the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee convention in Chicago. At the convention Cort and others organized a DSOC Religion and Socialism Committee (later Commission). Cort was elected coordinator and editor of the newsletter.

Among early leaders, co-editors and contributors to the newsletter were Peter Steinfels, Sister Mary Emil, Rosemary Ruether, Harvey Cox, Cornel West, Arthur Waskow, Joe Holland, James Luther Adams, Jim Gorman, Maxine Phillips and Jim Wallis. Monsignor George Higgins was also a contributor.[1]

DSA member

Steinfels is a "paper member" of Democratic Socialists of America.[2]

American Solidarity Movement

The American Solidarity Movement was announced in early 1984 by Democratic Socialists of America, as a vehicle to support American labor unions it considered under attack, or on strike and in need of support.

Members of the Initiating Committee for an American Solidarity Movement were: Michael Harrington (convenor), Stanley Aronowitz, Balfour Brickner, Harry Britt, Harvey Cox, Rep. Ron Dellums, Bogdan Denitch, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cynthia Epstein, Jules Feiffer, Rep. Barney Frank, Msgr. George Higgins, Irving Howe, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Frances Fox Piven, Jose Rivera, Ray Rogers, Gloria Steinem, Peter Steinfels, Ellen Willis.[3]

Council on Foreign Relations

Steinfels serves on the Council on Foreign Relations - Religion Initiative Advisory Committee, as of March 15, 2010:[4]

External links


  1. Dreadful conversions: the making of a Catholic socialist, By John C. Cort, page 319
  3. Democratic Left, Jan./Feb. 1984, page 6
  4. Religion Initiative webpage: Religious Advisory Committee