Daniel José Camacho is currently a Masters of Divinity student at Duke Divinity School. Born to Colombian immigrants and raised in Uniondale, New York, Daniel graduated from Calvin College with a B.A. in Philosophy. He is passionate about social justice, writing, and working with students in the context of higher education.
Daniel has worked in multiple congregations, in residence life, at The Colossian Forum, at the Long Island civil rights non-profit ERASE Racism, and at the Center for Multicultural Affairs at Duke University. In September 2016, he participated in a peace delegation to Colombia to learn more about the armed conflict, the impact of U.S. foreign policies, and the ongoing peace process.
His writing has been published in places such as the Perspectives Journal of Reformed Thought, Christian Century, Religion Dispatches, Sojourners, Duke Magazine, The Guardian, and TIME, and his commentary has appeared in the New York Times. He has presented academic papers at Princeton Theological Seminary, UNC-Chapel Hill, Rutgers University, and Fordham University, and he has presented at local churches on the topics of racism and peace. In December 2016, Christian Century started hosting Daniel’s new blog, “Practicing Liberation.”