Greg Barrett

Greg Barrett

Journalist and Author


Interfaith Discussion

Greg can speak about the lessons found in the actions of peacemakers and Good Samaritans of Iraq and in the life of Father Joe as documented in his first non-fiction book, 'The Gospel of Father Joe: Revolutions & Revelations in the Slums of Bangkok.'


Greg can discuss journalism as a career and experience as a journalist, the career that has placed him in the cordoned off corners of Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Israel, Jordan and Thailand.

About Greg Barrett

Greg Barrett is the author of two nonfiction books on social justice and is a veteran journalist who's reported from around the world. At the lectern he's a storyteller passionate about the politics of Washington and Wall Street, peacemaking, the military industry, and the ever-widening economic divide. Fired by first-hand experiences that show people everywhere to be more alike than different, Greg inspires change.

In 2003 he was a national and foreign correspondent based in the Washington bureau for Gannett News Service/USA Today when he first reported from the streets of prewar Iraq. He returned there in 2010 with activist-author Shane Claiborne and several other Christian peacemakers in an effort to tell the redemptive story of Rutba. The Gospel of Rutba: War, Peace, and the Good Samaritan Story in Iraq was published in hardcover in 2012; in early 2013 it was also published in paperback.

Greg’s first book of nonfiction, The Gospel of Father Joe: Revolutions & Revelations in the Slums of Bangkok, is the story of Catholic priest Rev. Joe Maier of Longview, WA. For more than three decades Father Joe has worked hand-in-glove with the Buddhists and Muslims of Thailand to build schools, orphanages, and AIDS hospices in the squatter camps of Bangkok. The book won a Nautilus Book Awards silver medal in 2009.

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