The People behind the Just Peacemaking Initiative


Jacob Cook is Associate Director of the Just Peacemaking Initiative, Sustainability Coordinator, and a PhD candidate in Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia, and is currently working on his PhD dissertation. Jacob is a Kansas native, born and raised just a stone’s throw from the Yellow Brick Road. He has a passion for character formation in small groups, moral education, and endeavors that put faith in action. His research aims to help U.S. Christians in the twenty-first century reflect more honestly on the multiplicity of their allegiances and loyalties in order to (1) discern how these relationships affect their judgments and better conform to the pattern of Jesus and (2) respect their neighbors as more complex beings than the modern propensity for polarization allows. Jacob’s research interests include: incarnational discipleship, identity ethics, peacemaking and nonviolence, and Christian ethics.

 Faculty Advisory Committee

  • G. “Tommy” Givens (ThD, Duke Divinity School)
    Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies
  • Hak Joon Lee (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary)
    Professor of Theology and Ethics
  • Joy J. Moore (PhD, London School of Theology/Brunel University)
    Associate Dean for African American Church Studies and Assistant Professor of Preaching
  • Evelyne Reisacher (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary)
    Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Intercultural Relations