Beth Kissileff

Beth Kissileff is an author and journalist based in Pittsburgh. She is a member of one of the congregations that meets at Tree of Life synagogue and, after the Oct. 27 shooting, shared stories about the religious lives of the victims she knew.

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Donald Braxton

Donald Braxton is a professor of religion at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. He has planned a conference on and written about transhumanism.

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Mitch Hescox

The Rev. Mitch Hescox is president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. He is also the co-author of Caring for Creation: The Evangelical’s Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment.

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Monica R. Miller

Monica R. Miller is an associate professor of Africana studies and religious studies at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., and the author of Religion and Hip Hop.

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Carl R. Trueman

Carl R. Trueman is a professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pa. He teaches a course on the Reformation, which is available online, and is the author of  The Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Contact via the seminary’s main telephone number or an online email form.

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Christopher McMahon

Christopher McMahon is associate professor of theology at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. Much of his research focuses on the Gospels, Christian doctrine and Catholic theology. He wrote “Imaginative Faith: Apocalyptic Theory, Science Fiction and Theology” in the Journal of Theology Dialogue.

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New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia

The New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia is a coalition of about 20 groups, including churches, synagogues and ministries, that  provide sanctuary and support to immigrants in the Philadelphia area. Peter Pedemonti is the group’s co-founder and director.

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Luis Cortes Jr.

The Rev. Luis Cortes Jr. is the founder of Philadelphia-based Esperanza, one of the largest Hispanic evangelical networks in the nation. Cortes was a member of the commission for Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, which in 2013 produced a report on government regulation of political speech in houses of worship.

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