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Peter W. Williams

Peter W. Williams is professor emeritus of religion at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is the author of Religion, Art and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression, a look at how Episcopalians influenced the visual arts during that time.

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Franciscan Earth Literacy Center

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center is an organization committed to promoting sustainability and a healthy relationship with the environment. It is a mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Charity and is based in Tiffin, Ohio.

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Valerie Bridgeman

Valerie Bridgeman is a poet, dancer, and performer, and she serves as a visiting associate professor of Homiletics and Hebrew Bible at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She also founded the WomanPreach! ministry. She contributed a “preaching reflection” about the death of Michael Brown to Odyssey Networks.  

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Michael L. Butterworth

Michael L. Butterworth is director of the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He is the author of Baseball and Rhetorics of Purity: The National Pastime and American Identity During the War on Terror. He has studied Major League Baseball’s “Faith Nights” and written about them.

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FutureChurch

FutureChurch is an organization that advocates for the ordination of women within the Catholic Church. The group is based in Lakewood, Ohio. Deborah Rose-Milavec is its executive director.

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Nancy Wittig

The Rev. Nancy Wittig was one of the “Philadelphia Eleven,” the first 11 women ordained by the Episcopal Church in 1974. She is now retired but works part time as an assisting minister at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood, Ohio.

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Jana Riess

Jana Riess is a scholar and journalist known for her coverage and research of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is the author of The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church.

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Gregory Hitzhusen

Gregory Hitzhusen is a lecturer in the School of Environmental and Natural Resources at Ohio State University. His research interests include religious influences on environmental attitudes and behavior and other aspects of environmental ethics and eco-theology. Hitzhusen, who wrote his doctoral dissertation on the contributions of Christianity and Judaism to environmental ethics and education and […]

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