Cristóbal Serrán-Pagán y Fuentes is an associate professor of philosophy and religious studies at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga. He is leading a daylong celebration of Thomas Merton and the Spanish mystics Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross as part of the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University’s 100th anniversary celebration of […]
Letitia Campbell is the coordinator of community and strategic partnerships at Emory University in Atlanta. She studies Christian evangelization, especially in short mission trips.
Jehu J. Hanciles is an associate professor of world Christianity at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta. He studies global Christian expansion, especially in Africa.
Don Seeman is an associate professor at the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, where he studies medical and phenomenological anthropology, Jewish studies and ritual theory. He is the author of One People, One Blood: Ethiopian-Israelis and the Return to Judaism. He is currently studying contemplative practice among Hasidic Jews.
Silas W. Allard is a scholar of law and religious ethics with a focus on immigration and human rights. He is associate director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University in Atlanta and managing editor of the Journal of Law and Religion.
Marie Marquardt is a scholar-in-residence at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta. She studies Latin American immigrants, gender and migration, multiethnic and multicultural congregations, religious diversity in immigrant communities and religion in civic and public life. She is the founding co-chair of El Refugio Ministry, which serves immigrants detained in Georgia.
Suzii Paynter is executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, an umbrella organization of almost 1,800 congregations and individuals in 30 countries. She can discuss human trafficking, immigration reform, environmental justice, hunger, poverty and religious liberty and other ethical issues from a liberal Baptist perspective.
Robert Wright is the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. He is an outspoken advocate of gun control and has addressed the Georgia State Legislature on the subject.
Lobsang Tenzin Negi is the founder and director of Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta. He directs the Emory-Tibet Partnership, which focuses on Buddhist meditation and science. He is an expert on Tibetan Buddhism and meditation.