Shaun King

Shaun King is a former church pastor, activist and journalist who focuses on social justice and racial justice issues. He is currently a writer-in-residence at Harvard University’s Fair Punishment Project. In 2018, he was the keynote speaker at Washington State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Contact via his agent, Josh Katz.

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George Michael

George Michael is a professor on the criminal justice faculty at Westfield State University in Massachusetts. He is the author of Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator.

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Diann Rust-Tierney

Diann Rust-Tierney is executive director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Contact via Tamara Thompson, director of development and communications.

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Andrew Copson

Andrew Copson is chief executive of the British Humanist Association, an organization that campaigns on issues relating to secularism and human rights. Based in London, he speaks regularly about freedom of religion or belief.

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Linda Woodhead

Linda Woodhead is professor in the sociology of religion in the Department of Politics, Philosophy & Religion at Lancaster University in the U.K. She regularly convenes Westminster Faith Debates across the U.K., some of which focus on freedom of religion or belief and foreign policy.

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Erin Wilson

Dr. Erin Wilson is director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. The center explores the contentious role of religion in the public sphere in contemporary Western and global society and engages in research that is particularly focused on the intersection of religion with […]

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Bob Churchill

Bob Churchill is director of communications at the International Humanist and Ethical Union, the sole global umbrella organisation embracing Humanist, atheist, rationalist, secularist, skeptic, laique, ethical cultural, freethought and similar organisations worldwide. Based in London.

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Nazila Ghanea

Dr. Nazila Ghanea is university lecturer in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. She serves as a member of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief, was the founding editor of the international journal of Religion and Human Rights and now […]

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Peter Petkoff

Dr. Peter Petkoff is a law lecturer at the Brunel Law School, West London. He is also a director of the Religion, Law and International Relations Programme at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, a managing editor of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, and a legal consultant on media freedom and freedom of expression for […]

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