Jordan Denari Duffner is a Catholic voice on Muslim-Christian relations, Islamophobia, and interfaith dialogue. A writer and speaker, she currently works as a researcher for the Bridge Initiative, a Georgetown University project to educate the public about anti-Muslim prejudice. She is the author of a forthcoming book for Liturgical Press about interreligious dialogue with Muslims.
Jordan has published articles in TIME, America, National Catholic Reporter, Commonweal, Sojourners, Huffington Post, and others. Her efforts to improve Muslim-Christian relations have been featured in numerous Catholic outlets, including Catholic News Service, U.S. Catholic, American Catholic Radio, and the Catholic Herald.
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jordan received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where she majored in Culture and Politics in the School of Foreign Service. She spent over a year living in the country which bears her name, first as an undergraduate student, and then as a researcher funded by the State Department’s Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
She is married to Chris Duffner, who will start work as a public defender in Maryland in 2017. Her parents are Maggie, a parent educator, and Tom, the president of Young & Laramore advertising agency. Her brother, Nick, is a high school math teacher with the Alliance for Catholic Education.