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Noel Andersen

The Rev. Noel Andersen is the national grass-roots organizer for Church World Service in Washington, D.C., and works to encourage church participation in the sanctuary movement. He is an ordained United Church of Christ pastor.

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Tammi J. Schneider

Tammi J. Schneider is a professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif. She is an expert on Hebrew women in the Bible and is the author of Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis.

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Greg Carey

Greg Carey is a professor of New Testament at Lancaster Seminary. He is a contributor to media outlets such as the Huffington Post, and his areas of interest include early Christian practices and the Bible and sexual ethics. He contributed a “preaching reflection” about the death of Michael Brown to Odyssey Networks.  

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Leah Gunning Francis

Leah Gunning Francis is associate dean for contextual education and assistant professor of Christian education at Eden Theological Seminary. She is based in St. Louis and was present in Ferguson, Mo., during the unrest in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death.

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Barbara Satin

Barbara Satin is a transgender activist and assistant faith work director with the Institute for Welcoming Resources, a program of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force that coordinates pro-LGBT efforts in U.S. faith communities. She participated in a 2010 Gender Spectrum panel about the inclusion of transgender people in faith communities. 

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Christian Chronicle

Christian Chronicle is a publication of the United Churches of Christ. It is based at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City. Lynn McMillion is president and CEO.

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Kelly Brill

The Rev. Kelly Brill is senior minister at Avon Lake United Church of Christ in Avon Lake, Ohio. In 2012, after officiating the previous summer at funerals for five people who had killed themselves, Brill worked with the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness to offer a free series of classes for friends and […]

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