Ying Chen

Ying Chen is a research scientist with the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. She was the lead author of a 2018 study about the relationship between religious and spiritual practices in childhood and adult health outcomes.

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Meredith Lewis

Meredith Lewis is director of content and engagement at PJ Library, a program that provides free books on Jewish practices and holidays to kids each month. She can be contacted through Shannon Craig Straw.

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Cheryl V. Minor

The Rev. Cheryl V. Minor is director of the Center for the Theology of Childhood at the Godly Play Foundation, which trains congregations on childhood spiritual formation. She also serves as co-rector of All Saints’ Church in Belmont, Mass.

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Livia Kohn

Livia Kohn is a professor of religion and East Asian studies at Boston University. She researches Daoism and Chinese life extension techniques.

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David Fisher

David Fisher is the director of Interfaith Appalachia, a nonprofit, interfaith organization that leads service-learning trips to the Appalachian region. He holds degrees in Jewish studies and environmental studies and has researched the intersection of religion, peacemaking and environmental activism.

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Ting Wu

Ting Wu is a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School. She’s hosted discussions on gene editing with members of the clergy and other community leaders in an effort to increase public awareness.

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Richard O. Hynes

Richard O. Hynes is a researcher and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as co-chair of the Human Genome Editing Initiative.

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George Church

George Church is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and professor of health sciences and technology at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He co-launched the Human Genome Project in 1984. His current research includes efforts to extend animal lifespans.

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Shaun King

Shaun King is a former church pastor, activist and journalist who focuses on social justice and racial justice issues. He is currently a writer-in-residence at Harvard University’s Fair Punishment Project. In 2018, he was the keynote speaker at Washington State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Contact via his agent, Josh Katz.

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