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About Alexia Kelley
Alexia Kelley is the co-author of the book A Nation for All: How the Catholic Vision of the Common Good Can Save America from the Politics of Division. Published in 2008 by Jossey-Bass, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., A Nation for All encourages Americans to look beyond political and other differences in order to focus on promoting the common good. The book acknowledge the pertinent issue that many individuals in society still lack such basic necessities as education, work, adequate housing and food.
Applying the concept of the common good found in the Catholic social tradition, Alexia Kelley and her co-author suggest that society should rededicate its attention to advancing basic human dignity and human rights. Alexia Kelley is also the co-author of a related work, Living the Catholic Social Tradition: Cases and Commentary, which was published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. in 2004. Alexia Kelley currently serves as Deputy Director of the White House Office for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and beforethat as Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership in the Department of Health & Human Services.
She formerly served as Executive Director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. She also worked with the Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington, D.C., the Environmental Resources Trust, and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. In 2004, she assisted the John Kerry presidential campaign as Religious Outreach Director of the Democratic National Committee. Alexia Kelley holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Haverford College.
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