Daniel Bennett is an assistant professor of political science at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., and the author of Defending the Faith: The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement.
Mary Janet (Bean) Murray is an Episcopal priest and coordinator of the Episcopal Church in America’s Episcopal Mental Illness Network. She is based in Little Rock, Ark.
The Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., is devoted to fostering good business ethics. Many of the directors are former executives of Wal-Mart, which has faced lawsuits alleging that store managers routinely falsify employee timecards.
The Arkansas Catholic is the weekly newspaper for the Diocese of Little Rock. It is based in Little Rock.
Ron Hutchraft Ministries in Wayne, N.J. equips “believers to become spiritual rescuers” and provides men and women with educational resources to become leaders to spread the word of Christ.
Heifer Project International offers hungry families around the world a way to feed themselves and become self-reliant.
Mary Lou Wallner is the co-founder, with her husband, Bob, of Teach Ministries, an organization that works to educate Christian congregations about the dangers of homophobia. The Wallners founded the organization after the suicide of their daughter, a lesbian. They live in North Little Rock, Ark.
Mohja Kahf is a poet and an associate professor of literature at the University of Arkansas. She writes about gender issues and Arab-American women.
William Lindsey is an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. While a professor at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark., he co-edited Religion and Public Life in the Southern Crossroads: Showdown States.