The Rev. Albino F. Barrera is a Catholic priest and professor of theology and economics at Providence College in Providence, R.I. He is the author of the 2006 book God and the Evil of Scarcity: Moral Foundations of Economic Agency and the 2005 book Economic Compulsion and Christian Ethics.
J. Richard Ratcliffe is a lawyer in Providence, R.I. As a speaker for the Center for First Amendment Rights in Hartford, Conn., he frequently talks with high school, college and professional groups about the First Amendment.
James McCartney, associate professor emeritus of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University in Rhode Island, has studied spirituality among older people.
The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University in Providence, R.I. is dedicated to research, academic exchanges and scholarship on ethnic studies.
Martin L. Cook is the Adm. James B. Stockdale Professor of Professional Military Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I.
Paul Eno is an author and speaker on the subject of the supernatural and paranormal. He says belief in the supernatural and paranormal rises when the economy is struggling, and Hollywood is quick to pick up on the trend. Additionally, he believes human beings are wired to believe in the unexplainable. He is based in Woonsocket, […]
June 1, 2013, Associated Press article about the Catholic Church’s waning influence in American politics. The article is posted on The Washington Post website.
Kenneth K. Wong holds the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair in Education Policy at Brown University in Providence, R.I. He also is director of the school’s Urban Education Policy Program and was the founding director in 2004 and 2005 of the National Research Center on School Choice, Competition and Student Achievement.
Michael Gottsegen is a visiting assistant professor in the Judaic studies program at Brown University n Providence, R.I. He studies the relation between the Jewish religion and public and political life.