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Teemu Taira

Teemu Taira is senior lecturer in the study of religion, University of Helsinki, and docent at the department of study of religion, University of Turku, Finland. His research has focused on three areas: religion in the media; the new visibility of atheism and nonreligion; and discursive study of the category of “religion.” He has published on paganism […]

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Religious Trauma Institute

The Religious Trauma Institute was co-founded by Laura Anderson and Brian Peck in collaboration with clinicians treating and preventing adverse religious experiences and religious trauma.

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Chrissy Stroop

Chrissy Stroop is a senior correspondent for Religion Dispatches, columnist for Open Democracy, co-editor of Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church and commentator on religion and politics, the U.S. Christian right, Russia and foreign policy. 

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Kyrsten Sinema

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is a Democratic senator from Arizona. She is widely believed to be the first member of Congress who is nonreligious, although she has not embraced the label. Sinema is co-sponsor of a bipartisan paid leave bill that would enable new parents to fund their leave time by borrowing against future child tax […]

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Kevin Bolling

Kevin Bolling is the executive director of the Secular Student Alliance, which helps nonreligious students form clubs and express their secular identities on campuses across the country.

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Joel Thiessen

Joel Thiessen is a sociology professor at Ambrose University in Calgary, Canada, and he also directs the school’s Flourishing Congregations Institute. He studies Canadian millennials’ relationship to religion and the rise of religious “nones” across North America.

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Katie Gordon

Katie Gordon is a member of the operational team for Nuns and Nones, an organization that brings together Catholic sisters and young people who don’t claim a religious identity. In the summer of 2019, Gordon lived in a Benedictine monastery in Michigan.

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Marion Bowman

Marion Bowman is a senior lecturer in religious studies at The Open University in England. She studies people on the edges of and outside organized religion, with a particular interest in nontraditional pilgrimage.

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Sanderson Jones

Sanderson Jones is the co-founder and creative director of Sunday Assembly, an organization that facilitates churchlike gatherings of nonreligious people around the world. He’s also a stand-up comedian. Contact him with the form on his website.

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