Martin Hägglund is a professor of comparative literature and humanities at Yale University. In his most recent book, This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom, he challenges modern commitment to organized religion and capitalism and makes a case for a form of democratic socialism.
Almeda M. Wright is an assistant professor of religious education at Yale Divinity School. She studies African American religion and adolescent spiritual development, and she is an ordained American Baptist preacher.
The Rev. Kent Siladi is a conference minister for the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. Along with fellow church members, he lobbied against expanding gambling access in Connecticut.
Hamada Halid Altalib is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Muslim Mental Health and one of the founding directors of the Institute of Muslim Mental Health. He is an associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at Yale University.
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.
Teresa Berger is a professor of liturgical studies and Catholic theology at Yale Divinity School.
Maurice Samuels is a French professor at Yale University, where he also directs the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism.
Aida Mansoor is the interim coordinator of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. She also serves as a board member for the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford and the Hartford Hospital and St. Francis Hospital Pastoral Service Committee.
The Rev. Alex da Silva Souto is pastor of New Milford United Methodist Church in New Milford, Conn. He is one of the authors of the Simple Plan, a plan for the future of the United Methodist Church that would involve eliminating all restrictions on LGBTQ clergy and church members from the denomination’s guiding documents. […]