BY CHRIS KERR | September 21, 2015
The Ignatian Solidarity Network welcomes Nicholas Liao as its first Director of Communications and Development. Nick comes with more than five years of experience in religion media, including stints in book publishing and broadcast news. Most recently, he was Associate Religion News Producer for the award-winning PBS show Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly in Washington, D.C.
Liao holds an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, where he was involved with the Duke Center for Reconciliation, helping to resource clergy and grassroots leaders engaged in social justice work throughout the U.S. He also has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Texas at Austin. His writing has appeared in U.S. Catholic, Faith & Leadership, DIVINITY, and SUCCESS.
“Nick brings a strong background in communications and media,” said Christopher Kerr, ISN executive director. “His background in faith-based publishing and media production will be a tremendous asset to our faith-based social justice mission.”
The Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) is a national social justice network inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. ISN was founded in 2004 and is a lay-led organization working in partnership with Jesuit universities, high schools, and parishes, along with many other Catholic institutions and social justice partners. More information can be found at: www.www.ignatiansolidarity.net.
Chris joined the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) as executive director in 2011. He has over fifteen years of experience in social justice advocacy and leadership in Catholic education and ministry. Prior to ISN he served in multiple roles at John Carroll University, including coordinating international immersion experience and social justice education programming as an inaugural co-director of John Carroll’s Arrupe Scholars Program for Social Action. Prior to his time at John Carroll he served as a teacher and administrator at the elementary and secondary levels in Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Chris speaks regularly at campuses and parishes about social justice education and advocacy, Jesuit mission, and a broad range of social justice issues. He currently serves on the board of directors for Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ). Chris earned a B.A. and M.A. from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. He and his family reside in Shaker Heights, Ohio.