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Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah is the co-founder of and research director for the Igarape Institute in Brazil, which is focused on security issues in South America. He specializes in safety and migration and serves as an associate faculty member at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

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Carlos Eduardo Amaral

Carlos Eduardo Amaral is a professor of collective health at the University of Campinas in Brazil. He has studied how patients access mental health care in Brazil, which includes seeking faith healing or speaking with a religious leader.

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Andrew Hafenbrack

Andrew Hafenbrack is an assistant professor of business at Catolica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal. He researches the effectiveness of workplace mindfulness programs.

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Rosa Maria de Aquino

Rosa Maria de Aquino is a professor of social sciences at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco. She represents Brazil and Latin America for the International Society for the Sociology of Religion.

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Cristina Rocha

Cristina Rocha is a professor at Western Sydney University, where she researches Pentecostal Christianity, Buddhism in the West, New Age spirituality and transnational links between Australia and Brazil, where she grew up. She is president of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion and co-editor of the Journal of Global Buddhism and Religion in […]

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Wanda Deifelt

Wanda Deifelt is a professor of religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She was a member of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity that produced the Vatican document “From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017.” She is originally from Brazil and represented that country on the commission.

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