Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock and CH (Col.) Herman Keizer, Jr., USA retired,
Co-Directors of the Soul Repair Center
Dr. Camillo Mac Bica, Professor of Philosophy at the
School of Visual Arts in New York City. His primary area of specialization is in
Social and Political Philosophy and Ethics, specifically in the relation of war
Professor Paulette Burns,
Professor and Dean of Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Texas
Christian University and a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow Alumna.
Her early career included service at Walter Reed Hospital and work with
helicopter pilots returning from the Vietnam War.
Chaplain W. Kyle Fauntleroy, Captain, USN, Director of the
Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center (AFCC) at Fort Jackson, S.C.
and Commanding Officer of the Naval Chaplaincy School. A graduate of Brite
Divinity School, he also holds a Master of Arts in National Security and
Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
Rev. Dr. Robert Lee Hill, Senior Minister of the Community Christian Church in
Kansas City, MO since 1987 and a leader in the wider metropolitan community, he
has served on the board of a number of nonprofits. He is the recipient of a
North American Ministerial Fellowship from The Fund for Theological Education
and "The Evelyn Wasserstrom Award" from The Southern Christian Leadership
Conference of Greater Kansas City.
Dr. Will Kinnaird, Associate Director for the National
Chaplain Center of the Department
of Veterans Affairs. An ordained minister of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship,
he is also the Executive Administrator for the COMISS Network: The Coalition of
Ministry in Specialized Settings, after having served as Chair of the
organization. He serves as a
National VA Chaplain Center Liaison to the Joint Commission for the
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations National Liaison Network and has
served as a member of the Joint Commission (TJC) Professional Technical Advisory
Committee for Long Term Care.
Mr. Logan Mehl-Laituri,
author of Reborn on the Fourth of July: The Challenge of Faith, Patriotism,
and Conscience, Intervarsity Press, 2012, and a
Master of Theological Studies (MTS) student at the Duke University Divinity
School. He served in the U.S. Army from 2000-2006
(Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2nd Rotation--Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army
Commendation Medal, and Combat Action Badge)and was honorably discharged as a conscientious objector.
Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey,
Associate Dean for
Community Life and Lifelong Learning, Clinical Assistant Professor of Contextual
Theology and Practice and an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. She
is a scholar, social justice activist, and military veteran whose research
interests include: classical and contemporary just war theory, Womanist
theology, Queer theory and theology, and African American religious history and
Mr. Camilo Ernesto Mejía, Nicaraguan American author of Road from Ar Ramadi:
the Private Rebellion of Staff Sargeant
Mejía, The New Press, 2005, and former staff sergeant of the Florida National Guard. He was among the first
enlisted soldiers to refuse to redeploy to Iraq and is best known for being an
anti-war activist. He is also the son of Carlos Mejia Godoy, Sandinista
Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker, President and Professor of Theology, Star King
School of Ministry, Berkeley California. She is an ordained minister of the
United Methodist Church and spent 10 years in parish ministry in the Pacific
Northwest. She is the co-author, with Rita Nakashima Brock, of Saving
Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of this World for Crucifixion and Empire.
Dr. Jonathan Shay, retired psychiatrist with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and author of
Achilles in Vietnam and Odysseus in American, both of which discuss the
experiences of American veterans of the Vietnam War.
Rev. Dr. Newell Williams, President and Professor of Modern and American Church
History of Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas since 2003. He is an
ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and holds
academic degrees from Vanderbilt University (Ph.D. and M.A.) and the University
of Tulsa (B.A.).
Dr. Amir Hussain, a Canadian Muslim, is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, the Jesuit university in Los Angeles. He has authored over 35 articles and book chapters on Islam and Muslims since coming to LMU in 2005. He is the co-editor of World Religions: Western Traditions, and A Concise Introduction to World Religions, both textbooks published by Oxford University Press. He is also the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the flagship journal for the study of religion. His research focuses on Muslim communities in North America. He also teaches about comparative religion and interfaith dialogue.