Rev. Richard L. Killmer, Presentor
Sunday March 24, 2019 from 1:30-3:00 pm
At I.G.E. Office
1118 Wealthy ST. S.E .Grand Rapids MI
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE REV. RICHARD L. KILLMER
Rev. Richard L. Killmer is a Presbyterian minister who has served in several national religious organizations. Most recently he was the executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture – an interfaith membership organization in Washington, DC of over 325 religious organizations committed to ending U.S.-sponsored torture in U.S. policy, practice, and culture. He served in that position from May 2007 to December 31, 2013 when he retired and currently bears the title of founding executive director.
In retirement, he continues to work on the issue of climate change with the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) and he was the project director for the Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare, a major conference at Princeton Theological Seminary on January 23-25, 2015. Mr. Killmer is currently the Director of Education for the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare. He was also a member of the CRCNA delegation to the Paris Climate Change Talks in December 2015.
After graduating from Franklin & Marshall College, he went to Princeton Theological Seminary and received two degrees from that institution. He was also a Visiting Fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1985-1988 and has written many op-eds, articles and resources for publication and co-authored two books.
Mr. Killmer and his late wife, Dr. Margaret Killmer, were married for almost 49 years and are parents of four daughters: Karin, Candace, Megan and Holly. They have nine grandchildren.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON
INTERFAITH NETWORK ON DRONE WARFARE Plans for August 1, 2018-February 1, 2021
The Peace Action Education Fund in Princeton, NJ created the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare (INDW) in 2015 to enable people and institutions of faith to study and take appropriate steps to work for change in U.S. drone warfare policies. Since then, the INDW held a national conference for religious leaders on drone warfare at Princeton Theological Seminary, co-sponsored 13 regional conferences on drone warfare, produced five 30-minute films on drone warfare for congregations, and promoted their use across the country.
The films can be viewed at www.interfaithdronenetwork.org.