Amy Dalton is a faith-rooted scholar-activist who has been active in peace and justice organizing since age 13 when she served on the Reconciling Committee at Claremont United Methodist Church. Her professional experience spans nonprofit development, publishing and communications, and community organizing.
Amy holds a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary with a research focus in faith-based community organizing, and a Bachelor of Arts with high honors in sociology/anthropology from Swarthmore College with research focuses in prison history, museum studies, anthropology of religion and Marxist social theory. Amy has been trained by PICO and IAF, and participated for five years in the Brecht Forum’s Revolutions Study Group, serving on the convening team for several sessions.
She is a founding member of the Community of Living Traditions (CLT), a multifaith intentional community in residence at Stony Point Center, and serves as the co-chair of CLT’s Education-Action Team. She has recently helped to found the Ambazonia Prisoners of Conscience Support Network and Proyecto Faro, a Rockland County-based immigrant advocacy group, and serves on the Editorial Committee of the War Resisters League. Amy has also organized with the global indymedia network, the sanctuary movement, prison and death penalty abolition organizing, and grassroots disaster response. She spent her early years in a Jesuit community, was raised primarily as a United Methodist, and has been recently shaped by the tradition of devotion to Mother Mary. Amy’s passion for social change work has is continually renewed by her partner and their four-year old daughter.
She currently serves as the interim executive director of CLBSJ, and is an ex-officio member of the Board.