Dianne Ashton is a professor of religion and American studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. She is the author of Hanukkah in America: A History.
Assemblyman Gary Schaer is a democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly. In 2018, he sponsored legislation seeking to ensure that children up for adoption are placed with families who share their faith.
Eric Steinhart is a philosophy professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J. He researches and writes about the philosophy of religion, artificial intelligence, robotics and transhumanism.
Saffet Abid Catovic is a Muslim environment leader. He co-founded Green Muslims of New Jersey and helped launch the Islamic Society of North America’s Green Masjid Task Force. In 2018, he shared his efforts to offset the carbon footprint of his pilgrimage to Mecca with Sojourners.
Nathan Stucky is the director of the Farminary Project at Princeton Theological Seminary, which blends seminary coursework with hands-on training in sustainable agriculture.
Ruha Benjamin is an associate professor in the department of African-American studies at Princeton University. She’s spoken and written about the importance of equity and disability justice in the gene editing debate. Benjamin is the author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier.
Wiliam Storrar is the director of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, N.J., an ecumenical institute for interdisciplinary research in religion. The center designates several topics to study for a year or more and has, to date, focused on religion and violence, law and religious freedom, evolution and moral identity, among others.
Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. He is an American political historian and the author of the 2010 biography Jimmy Carter.
Genesis Farm is a project of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, N.J. It combines spirituality, education and sustainable agriculture to promote human and ecological health and to foster a feeling of mutuality with nature. It is based in Blairstown, N.J.