Peter Schallenberg is a Catholic priest and Chair of Moral Theology and Ethics at the Theological Faculty Paderborn in Germany. He is also director of the Katholische Sozialwissenschaftliche Zentralstelle (KSZ), or the Catholic Social Science Social Center, in Mönchengladbach, Germany, and acts as an advisor to the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Integral Development of Man on questions of economics and social ethics.
Schallenberg studied at the Collegium Germanicum et Hungaricum and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He completed his habilitation in moral theology at the University of Münster. He has been a visiting professor at the Pontificio Istituto “Giovanni Paolo II” of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and at the Theological College Alba Julia in Transylvania.
Schallenberg is director of the Catholic Social Science Central Office in Mönchengladbach, a member of the German Caritas Association’s Commission on Social Policy and Society, conventual chaplain of the Sovereign Order of Malta, and serves on the Spiritual Advisory Board of the Federal Association of Catholics in Business and Administration (KKV) on behalf of the German Bishops’ Conference.
Schallenberg serves on a number of advisory boards, including the Scientific Advisory Board of the Möhler Institute for Ecumenics and the sustainability advisory board of the Bank for Church and Caritas in Paderborn; and is a member of Commission VI of the German Bishops’ Conference and a member of the Association of German-Speaking Moral Theologians and the AG “Theology and Spirituality.” He also chairs the Social Science Working Group of St. Klemens-Kommende Dortmund.