Joelle Fiss is an expert on blasphemy laws, which are used in countries around the world to punish members of minority faiths. She is a member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s panel of experts on freedom of religion or belief.
Since 2018, three states have passed laws mandating Holocaust lessons in school.
Philipp Mittnik is a professor of education at the University of Vienna. He has studied how the Holocaust is taught in Austrian schools.
Judy Altmann is a Holocaust survivor who often speaks about her experience in schools. She was arrested in Czechoslovakia in 1944 and imprisoned at Auschwitz concentration camp and Essen and Gelsenkirchen labor camps.
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.
Heidemarie Winkel is a professor of sociology at Bielefeld University in Germany. She’s also a senior research associate with the Von Hugel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry at the University of Cambridge.
Jorg Stolz is a sociologist of religion at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. His serves as president of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion.
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Potsdam, Germany. He has taken part in numerous international gatherings on climate change, including a 2018 conference with faith leaders.
Michael Waltemathe is the chair of practical theology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Bochum, Germany. Much of his research focuses on a “religious vision” of space travel and exploration.