Oliver Steffen, who is based at the University of Bern in Switzerland, studies religion and the media, with an emphasis on the spiritual aspects of digital games.
Clive Marsh works at the intersection of religion and popular culture, researching how being a fan of something relates to being religious. He also serves as chairman of the Theology, Religion and Popular Culture Network and leads the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester.
Matt Hills directs the Center for Participatory Culture at the University of Huddersfield in England, where he is also a professor of journalism and media. He researches fandom.
Salman Zafar is the editor-in-chief of EcoMENA, a sustainability advocacy group that has written about food waste during Ramadan.
The Rev. Maidstone Mulenga serves as director of communications for the United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops.
Andrea Tornielli serves as editorial director for the Vatican Dicastery for Communication.
The Rev. Federico Lombardi is a Catholic priest and president of the Ratzinger Foundation. He served as director of the Holy See press office from 2006 to 2016.
Juan Carlos Cruz is an advocate for survivors of clergy sexual abuse. By sharing his own experience of abuse, he spurred the Vatican to take action in Chile and later received an apology from Pope Francis. Cruz now lives in Philadelphia and works in communications.
The Rev. Thomas Rosica is chief executive officer of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, a Canadian media company. He is also a Catholic priest of the Congregation of St. Basil, and he’s served in various media roles for the Vatican since 2008.