Susan Close is the state Labor Party member for Port Adelaide in the South Australian Parliament. She previously served as South Australia’s minister for education and child development and oversaw the passage of a 2017 law banning unvaccinated children from enrolling in preschools and child care centers.
Kevin Carrico is a senior research fellow in Chinese studies at Monash University in Australia. He is the author of The Great Han: Race, Nationalism and Tradition in China Today and co-founded the Xinjiang Initiative, an effort to increase the academic community’s awareness of attacks on ethnic minority groups in the Xinjiang region of China.
Scott Sanders is the executive director of Geneva Push in Sydney, Australia. Geneva Push encourages and assists church planters across Australia.
Sebastian Duhau serves as retreats and programs coordinator for De La Salle District of Australia, a Catholic order that works to help young people in need. In 2018, he was a youth delegate to the Synod of Bishops in Rome, which focused on youth, faith and vocational discernment.
Andrew Singleton is a sociologist of religion at Deakin University in Australia. He studies spirituality, new religious movements and young people’s relationship with faith.
Brian Adams directs the Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue at Griffith University in Australia. He also serves as Queensland convener for Religions for Peace Australia.
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Steve Taylor, who works at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, researches new forms of Christian practice.
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