J. Heinrich Arnold

J. Heinrich Arnold serves as a senior pastor for the Bruderhof in the United States and abroad. Inspired by the Gospel imperatives to preach, teach, and heal the sick, Heinrich is also a teacher in Bruderhof schools (he specializes in history and Shakespearean drama) and works as a medical practitioner (he is a Physician Assistant).[…]

Aykan Erdemir

Dr. Aykan Erdemir, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, is a former member of the Turkish Parliament (2011 to 2015) who served in the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, EU Harmonization Committee, and the Ad Hoc Parliamentary Committee on the IT Sector and the Internet. As an outspoken defender of pluralism, minority rights,[…]

W. Cole Durham, Jr.

Cole Durham is internationally known for his contributions to protecting religious freedoms. The director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, W. Cole Durham, Jr. is Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law at J. Reuben Clark Law School. Professor Durham has received multiple honors, including appointment as co-chair of the OSCE Advisory[…]

Karen Barkey

Karen Barkey was born in Istanbul, Turkey. After she graduated from the Lycée Notre Dame de Sion, in Istanbul, she moved to the United States for her college education. She got her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College. She then got a M.A. degree from The University of Washington and a Ph.D. from the University of[…]

Alberto Melloni

Alberto Melloni is a professor of History of Christianity at the University of Modena-Reggio and Chair Holder of the Unesco Chair on Religious Pluralism and Peace for his university and the University of Bologna. Since 2007 he has also served as director of the John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies in Bologna. He serves on[…]

Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou

Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou is visiting associate professor of conflict resolution at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she directs the Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy. She is a non-resident senior fellow and co-chair of the Working Group on Christians and Religious Pluralism, at the Center for Religious Freedom[…]

Cole Durham

Cole Durham is internationally known for his contributions to protecting religious freedoms. The director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, W. Cole Durham, Jr. is Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law at J. Reuben Clark Law School. Professor Durham has received multiple honors, including appointment as co-chair of the OSCE Advisory[…]

W. Cole Durham, Jr.

W. Cole Durham Jr. Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law; Founding Director, Center for Law and Religion Studies Cole Durham is internationally known for his contributions to protecting religious freedoms. The director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, W. Cole Durham, Jr. is Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law at[…]

Senator Rick Santorum

A native of Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016, 2012, and became known as a voice for conservatives who didn’t feel their voice was being represented. His grassroots approach to campaigning – including visiting every one of Iowa’s 99 counties and his stunning[…]

Tugba Tanyeri Erdemir

Dr. Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir is a Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include ethnographic investigations of converted historic religious buildings, cultural heritage management of multi-layered sacred sites, re-utilization and museumification of religious heritage. She has participated in numerous international interdisciplinary research projects, including “Antagonistic Tolerance: A Comparative Analysis of[…]