Dean Dettloff is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, where he researches and teaches courses on Christianity, capitalism and Marxism. He co-hosts “The Magnificast,” a podcast on Christianity and leftist politics, and has written about religiously motivated socialism.
Joel Thiessen is a sociology professor at Ambrose University in Calgary, Canada, and he also directs the school’s Flourishing Congregations Institute. He studies Canadian millennials’ relationship to religion and the rise of religious “nones” across North America.
Galen Watts is a Ph.D. candidate in cultural studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is studying contemporary spirituality and has focused his research on Canadian millennials.
Mustafa Farooq serves as executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims.
Geoffrey Cameron directs the Baha’i Community of Canada’s public affairs office in Canada, managing the faith group’s relationship with government officials.
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Wendy Janzen leads Burning Bush Forest Church, a faith community that worships outside. She is an ordained Mennonite pastor.
The Rev. Laurel Dykstra leads Salal + Ceder, an Anglican ministry in Vancouver, British Columbia, focused on connecting worshippers with nature and inspiring environmental activism.
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