Hugh Byrne

Hugh Byrne directs the Center for Mindful Living, a meditation community in Washington, D.C. He is also a teacher for Insight Timer, a meditation app for smartphones.

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Nalika Gajaweera

Nalika Gajaweera is a research associate and anthropologist with the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture. She studies Buddhism, transnationalism and religious innovation, and she’s written about the mindfulness movement in the U.S.

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Wakoh Shannon Hickey

Wakoh Shannon Hickey is an assistant professor of religious studies at Alfred University in New York. She serves as co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Buddhism in the West unit.

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Scott A. Mitchell

Scott A. Mitchell is a professor of Buddhist studies and dean of student and faculty affairs at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, Calif. He also serves as co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Buddhism in the West unit.

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Caroline Starkey

Caroline Starkey is a sociologist of religion at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. She studies religious practice in Great Britain, religion and gender and contemporary Buddhism.

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Muaz Nasir

Muaz Nasir is a Muslim Canadian environmentalist who runs Khaleafa, an organization that works to get more Muslims involved in environmental activism. Through its Green Khutbah campaign, Khaleafa encourages Muslim leaders to speak to their congregations about climate change. Contact Nasir with a form on his website.

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Samira Kanji

Samira Kanji is president of Noor Cultural Centre, a Muslim organization in Toronto. In 2018, Noor hosted an interfaith Ramadan event on food justice.

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Rosemary Hancock

Rosemary Hancock is a research associate with the Religion and Global Ethics program at the University of Notre Dame Australia, where she studies religion and social justice, with an emphasis on Islam. She is the author of Islamic Environmentalism: Activism in the United States and Great Britain.

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