R. Collin Mangrum

R. Collin Mangrum is a law professor at Creighton University in Omaha who teaches on church and state issues and on the history of American legal thought. He is co-author of Zion in the Courts: A Legal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900 (University of Illinois Press, 1988).

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Chris Heuertz

Chris Heuertz is international executive director of Word Made Flesh, which works with the world’s vulnerable people. He lives in Omaha, Neb.

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Loukia K. Sarroub

Loukia K. Sarroub, an associate professor of education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, writes about literacy among American and Iraqi children.

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Center for Afghanistan Studies

The Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska in Omaha is a center of research on the Afghan region, peoples and cultures, including the country’s politics. Charley Reed is the center’s media contact.

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Winifred J. Ellenchild Pinch

Winifred J. Ellenchild Pinch is a professor at the Center for Health Policy and Ethics and professor of nursing at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.  She wrote When the Bough Breaks: Parental Perceptions of Ethical Decision-Making in NICU.

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Brian D. Lepard

Brian D. Lepard is a law professor at the University of Nebraska; one of his specialties is international human rights law. He wrote In the Glory of the Father: The Bahá’í Faith and Christianity. He also served at the United Nations Office of the Bahá’í International Community.

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