Mathew D. Staver is an American lawyer and former Seventh-day Adventist pastor. Formerly, he was dean of Liberty University’s Law School. He founded Liberty Counsel in 1989 and serves as chairman. He advocated for Harold Shurtleff in Shurtleff v. Boston.
The Religious Liberty Initiative at the University of Notre Dame School of Law promotes religious freedom for people of all faiths through scholarship, events and the Law School’s Religious Liberty Clinic.
Kelly J. Shackelford is president and CEO of First Liberty Institute.
Tricia C. Bruce is a sociologist with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society and University of Texas at San Antonio’s department of sociology. She is the author of several award-winning books on religion and society (Faithful Revolution; Parish and Place; American Parishes; Polarization in the US Catholic Church); […]
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 […]
John Burgess is a professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (and a Presbyterian, of all things) who has spent years covering the revival of Orthodoxy in Russia.
Malkhaz Songulashvili is the metropolitan bishop of Tbilisi, Georgia. Songulashvili is the leader of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia and a professor of comparative theology and religious ethics. As leader of the Peace Cathedral in Tbilisi, he has been outspoken on Russian aggression in post-Communist states.
Elisabeth Palugyay was in charge as migration officer and head of section for refugee aid and migration for the Red Cross Austria in Vienna when she started her cooperation with the International Dialogue Centre KAICIID and became a founding member of the Network for Dialogue.
Taras Dzyubanskyy is director of the Institute of Religion and Society at the Ukrainian Catholic University.