David Hollenbach, SJ is the current University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice and Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College. He is also a consultant to the Jesuit Refugee Service.
Hollenbach is considered to be the principal contributor to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops document, Economic Justice for All: Pastoral Letter on Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy.
He is also the author of The Common Good and Christian Ethics, which emphasizes relationships as being the source of the common good. There are certain goods that Hollenbach states are essential for modern day democracies to be successful including mutual respect, self-determination, and individual agency. He points out that these are completely social and depend solely on human interaction. The book is a study on how humans relate with one another and what they need to do to improve relationships with one another particularly in regard to racism and marginalization.