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Zarina Baber

Zarina Baber is chairwoman of the Muslim Caucus of America. Along with the rest of the organization, she works to boost political engagement within the Muslim community during election season around issues like immigration, gun violence and racism.

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Anne Krisnik

Anne Krisnik is the executive director of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, an interfaith organization in Minnesota that works to influence public policies, including gambling laws.

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Keith A. Mayes

Keith A. Mayes is a professor of African-American history at the University of Minnesota. He studies the significance and appeal of black holidays, including Kwanzaa.

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Andrew Root

Andrew Root is a professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary. From 2015 to 2018, he led a program called Science for Youth Ministry, which trained youth pastors on how to incorporate science lessons into their work.

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Dallas Drake

Dallas Drake is co-founder of and senior researcher at the Center for Homicide Research, which compiled a database of church shootings that occurred between 1980 and 2005.

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Noreen Herzfeld

Noreen Herzfeld is a professor of theology and computer science at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict in Collegeville, Minn.

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Mark A. Granquist

Mark A. Granquist is an associate professor of church history at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He was an editor of Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions and is the author of Lutherans in America: A New History. He is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

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Joanna Reiling Lindell

Joanna Reiling Lindell is the curator of Thrivent Financial’s 1,100-piece collection of religious art in Minneapolis. Thrivent routinely exhibits pieces from its collection in the company’s Minneapolis office.

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Center for Earth Spirituality

The Center for Earth Spirituality is a ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Mankato, Minn. The center promotes awareness and ways of living that support the interdependence of all life. Contact is Lisa Coons.

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