Doug Hostetter is a
peace activist, professor, photojournalist peace pastor and
UN civil society activist.
He has a distinguished record of service in the U.S. peace movement and in
humanitarian work in Southeast Asia, Latin America, the
Middle East, and the Balkans.
Mennonite who lived and worked in Vietnam in the 1960s and
1970s, Doug has held a variety of staff positions
with the Mennonite Central Committee, the United Methodist Office for
the United Nations, the American Friends Service Committee and the Fellowship
of Reconciliation for more than three decades.
Following the Persian Gulf War in
1992, Doug participated in a peace and relief delegation to Iraq. From 1993 to
2001, he led numerous interfaith delegations and work camps to Iraq, Bosnia,
and Israel/Palestine. In 2001, Doug was half of a two-person relief team
that took 239 tons of food to displaced people in Northern Afghanistan
after the U.S. bombing campaign.
During the second
American war in Iraq, Doug was based in Amman, Jordan, on
assignment for AFSC during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Working with his
camera and observations based on his many years of
experience, he presented a glimpse at the impact of this war on
Back in the U.S., Doug
is a Visiting Lecturer in Sociology at Northwestern
University in Evanston, Illinois, Peace Pastor at Evanston Mennonite Church, and remains
active as a member of the Board or consultant with a number
of nongovernmental organizations including: the
Mennonite Central Committee, the American Friends Service
Committee, Help the Afghan Children, the Shanti Foundation
for World Peace and Medicine for Peace.
Doug is currently the director of the Mennonite Central
Committee United Nations Liaison Office in New York City.
For licensing and use of images from this
webpage please contact Doug at