The Department of Religion deeply mourns the passing of Professor John C. Raines, a cornerstone and taproot of so much of what we, as an intellectual and humanitarian community, have meant and achieved over the years. A renowned Christian ethicist and social justice activist, and for more than 40 years a professor of religion at Temple University, John died peacefully at home in Philadelphia on November 12, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He is and always will be sorely missed and a true inspiration to us all. May his soul rest in peace. A memorial service is being held at Christ Church at 11:00 on Saturday, December 2.

Please see the following items to learn more about the life and legacy of John Raines, and kindly join us in extending our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and students:

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