James W. McCarty III is a Ph.D. candidate in Religion, Ethics, and Society at Emory University. He is writing his dissertation on the ethics of transitional justice and political reconciliation, and has published on these topics in journals of law, theology, and religion. Previously, James served in urban and multicultural ministry in Los Angeles, CA. He resides in Tacoma, WA with his wife Desiree. James occasionally blogs at jamesmccarty.wordpress.com.