Mohd Asri bin Zainul Abidin is an associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Science in Malaysia and an Islamic jurist. In 2019, he called on Muslims around the world to boycott Chinese products until Uighur Muslims were guaranteed better treatment.
Bob Fu is the founder and president of China Aid, an organization working to raise awareness of religious persecution in China.
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Beth Moore is the founder of Living Proof Ministries and a prominent Christian writer and speaker. She is the author of dozens of books, including many Bible studies.
Jen Hatmaker is a Christian author, blogger and podcast host. She is the author of several books, including Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity. Contact Hatmaker through the form on her website.
Sarah Bessey is a Christian author, speaker and blogger who often addresses women’s roles in the church. She is one of the co-organizers of the Evolving Faith Conference, an annual gathering of self-described “spiritual refugees.”
Shirley Hoogstra is the president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. She has argued that expanding nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ community without expanding religious freedom protections would threaten the future of religious schools.
Kate Bowler is an associate professor of the history of American Christianity at Duke Divinity School. Her latest book, The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities, explores how evangelical women build successful ministry careers despite being barred from the pulpit.
Atiya Aftab is an adjunct professor of Middle Eastern studies at Rutgers University. She previously served as chairwoman of the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey and was the first woman to hold this role in New Jersey.