Barbara Hansen

Sister Barbara Hansen is a Dominican nun in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She serves as a sister collaborator for the Nuns and Nones project, which brings together Catholic sisters and religiously unaffiliated millennials.

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Katie Gordon

Katie Gordon is a member of the operational team for Nuns and Nones, an organization that brings together Catholic sisters and young people who don’t claim a religious identity. In the summer of 2019, Gordon lived in a Benedictine monastery in Michigan.

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Martin Frederick Hanna

Martin Frederick Hanna is an associate professor at Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses on the Bible, Christian ethics and the philosophy of science.

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Amy Michelle DeBaets

Amy Michelle DeBaets is an assistant professor of medical humanities and clinical bioethics at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. She serves as co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Human Enhancement and Transhumanism Unit.

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Leonard M. Fleck

Leonard M. Fleck is a professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and the department of philosophy at Michigan State University. He studies how decisions are made about controversial medical advancements, including genetic technologies.

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Su’ad Abdul Khabeer

Su’ad Abdul Khabeer describes herself as a “scholar-artist-activist.” She is an associate professor of American culture and Arab and Muslim American studies at the University of Michigan and the author of Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States. She wrote and performs a one-woman work called Sampled: Beats of Muslim Life.

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Joshua Cowen

Joshua Cowen is an associate professor of education at Michigan State University in East Lansing and an expert on school vouchers and charter schools.

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Lena Epstein

Lena Epstein was the co-chair of Donald Trump’s campaign in Michigan. She wrote an essay describing why she is a Trump supporter in the Oct. 13, 2016, issue of The Washington Examiner and in the Nov. 7, 2016, issue of the Forward. She is the owner and general manager of Vesco Oil in Southfield, Mich.

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Abdullah Hamood

Abdullah Hamood is a Muslim American and a member of Michigan’s state legislature, a Democrat from Dearborn. Many of his constituents have expressed fear and concern over the election of Donald Trump.

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