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Lindsay Wilkinson

Lindsay Wilkinson is an assistant professor of sociology at Baylor University in Waco, Tex. where she studies medical sociology, aging, social stratification, the relationship between health and social stratification over the life course, with an emphasis on women’s health. She has assisted in several Baylor Religion Studies.

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Phumzile Mabizela

The Rev. Phumzile Mabizela is executive director at the International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV and AIDS (INERELA+), a Johannesburg-based organization that works towards achieving a society free of HIV-related stigma and discrimination with empowered, resilient religious leaders. INERELA+ has 16 active country networks in Africa and partners in Asia, the […]

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Paul Offit

Paul Offit is a medical doctor and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he also serves as director of the Vaccine Education Center. He is the author of Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine, a look at the religious beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Scientists […]

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Evelyn Ojeda-Fox

Evelyn Ojeda-Fox is the founder of the Peaceful Birth Project and has written and taught about making birth a spiritual experience. She is based in Dunedin, Fla.

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Marianne Littlejohn

Marianne Littlejohn is  a nurse and midwife who promotes and teaches the idea of spiritual births. She teaches a spiritual birth workshop and classes at the Spiritual Birth Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Grandmother Clara Shinobu Iura

Grandmother Clara Shinobu Iura is on the the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the wisdom of indigenous women. She is from Sao Paolo, Brazil and is now a women’s healer in the Amazon. She can speak about South American indigenous women’s wisdom and spirituality.

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Grandmother Flordemayo

Grandmother Flordemayo is on the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the wisdom of indigenous women. She is Mayan, originally from Central America, but now living in New Mexico. She is a trained curandero, or healer, and travels to speak about indigenous women’s wisdom and spirituality.

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Robin Carnes

Robin Carnes is the author of Sacred Circles: A Guide to Creating Your Own Women’s Spirituality Group. She is also executive director of Warriors at Ease, a yoga program for veterans, in Silver Spring, Md.

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