Rev. James B. Holiman

Rev. James B. Holiman is Campus Minister Emeritus at the Illinois Disciples Foundation, a peace with justice campus ministry affiliated with the University of Illinois. For 36 years, in his role at the IDF, Jim led the organization in fighting for Civil Rights, protesting the Vietnam War, providing public sanctuary for refugees from El Salvador and Guatemala, organizing against the first Gulf War, and more. His love of people and commitment to justice extends to his work as an active participant with Immigration Forum, and as an Elder at University Place Christian Church and at their “Open Door” Program, which is working to help homeless individuals. Jim says that the focus of the Open Door Program is “the faithful care of human beings struggling against the hard realities of social violence: economic and political.”