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Abby King-Kaiser

The Rev. Abby King-Kaiser is associate director of the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice at Xavier University. She leads Church-ish, a new worshipping community affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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Rebecca Catto

Rebecca Catto is an assistant professor of sociology at Kent State University in Ohio. She studies the interplay between religion and secularism in North America and Europe.

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Joel Miller

The Rev. Joel Miller is pastor of Columbus Mennonite Church. Since August 2017, his church has offered sanctuary to Edith Espinal, who would have been deported without the faith group’s help.

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Ryan Claassen

Ryan Claassen is a professor of political science at Kent State University. He is the author of Godless Democrats and Pious Republicans? Party Activists, Party Capture and the “God Gap.”

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Doris Donnelly

Doris Donnelly is a theology professor at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. She leads the school’s effort to expand the role science plays in Roman Catholic seminary curriculums.

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Mary Doria Russell

Mary Doria Russell is a novelist whose 1997 book The Sparrow is about first contact with intelligent aliens and the Jesuit priest who is part of an expedition to their planet. The book and its sequel, Children of God, deals with how the contact changes theology. She lives near Cleveland.

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Bradley Onishi

Bradley Onishi is an assistant professor of religion at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. who studies Christian mysticism, atheism, and religions and dying.

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Steve Pinkerton

Steve Pinkerton is a lecturer in the English department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is a scholar of 20th-century literature, especially how blasphemy has impacted modernist writers. He is the author of  Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh. He also wrote an article for The Conversation titled “Blasphemy isn’t just a problem […]

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