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Brad Roth

Brad Roth is pastor at West Zion Mennonite Church in Moundridge, Kansas. He is the author of God’s Country: Faith, Hope and the Future of the Rural Church (2017), which is excerpted here.

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Elizabeth Oldmixon

Elizabeth Oldmixon is a professor of sociology at the University of North Texas in Denton and editor-in-chief of the journal Politics and Religion. She co-authored a chapter on priest burnout and political engagement in The Catholic Church in Ireland Today.

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John Littleton

John Littleton is a Catholic priest and director of the Priory Institute in Dublin. He is co-editor of Contemporary Catholicism in Ireland: A Critical Appraisal and Irish and Catholic?: Towards an Understanding of Identity and a frequent commenter on Irish-Catholic life and issues.

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Susan Schreiner

Susan Schreiner is a professor of the history of Christianity and theology at The University of Chicago Divinity School, where she specializes in early modern Europe (14-16th centuries) including the Protestant Reformation, early modern Catholicism, and the Renaissance. She teaches courses on both Luther and John Calvin. Contact via Terren Wein, director of communications.

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Joerg Reiger

Joerg Reiger is a professor of Wesleyan studies and theology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. as well as an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. His areas of study include social justice, liberation theory, the relationship between theology and public life, and the misuse of power in religion, politics and economics.

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Graham Reside

Graham Reside is the executive director of the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership of the Professions at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tenn. He researches ethical leadership, religion and globalization and race, religion and poverty. He is also an expert on prison reform.

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Phillis Sheppard

Phillis Sheppard is an associate professor of religion, psychology and culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tenn. She is an expert on the role religion plays in self-understanding, womanist theology and psycholanalysis.

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Paul Froese

Paul Froese is a professor of sociology at Baylor University and the director of the Baylor Religion Surveys. He is the author of several books and research articles. His most recent book is On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life (2016).

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