Ian grew up on Long Island, NY, in an interfaith family (Jewish father, Catholic mother); as a child he learned the value of love and acceptance of persons of other faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. His spiritual journey has led him into dialogue with many other faith traditions and philosophies besides Christianity, a dialogue which continues to strengthen and deepen his commitment and practice as a follower of Jesus. Together with the whole Common Street community, Ian is seeking to discover a new model of ministry for the 21st century, which promises to be a time of great social transformation on many levels, including in regards to religion and spirituality.
Rev. Dr. Mevorach holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Middlebury College, an M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH), and a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics and Constructive Theology from BUSTH. His dissertation, in the field of ecological theology and ethics, explored the role of Christian-Muslim dialogue in responding to the ecological crisis. He represents the American Baptist Churches USA on the board of Creation Justice Ministries, a national, multi-denominational environmental justice coalition; also, he is the co-founder and co-coordinator of the American Baptist Churches Creation Justice Network. He published a book chapter titled “Stewards of Creation: A Christian Calling for Today’s Ecological Crisis” in For Such a Time as This: Young Adults on the Future of the Church (Judson Press, 2014). He also writes blogs occasionally for the Huffington Post. His most recent publication is a book chapter in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology (2017). Rev. Mevorach is active in the movement for peace, justice, and the integrity of creation that includes people of conscience from all cultures, nations, faiths, and generations.
Please feel free to reach out to Ian by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 508-655-9636. His office hours are generally on weekday mornings from 9-11, or by appointment.