Ira Rifkin is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion issues. He is the author of Spiritual Perspectives on Globalization: Making Sense of Economic and Cultural Upheaval (SkyLight Paths), and has served as a national correspondent for Religion News Service, and news director for Beliefnet.com. He has written for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, MSNBC.com, and numerous other publications, and has taught at American University and elsewhere.
Dr. Robert Coles was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his five-volume Children of Crisis series. He is professor of Psychiatry and Medical Humanities at Harvard Medical School and James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard University. Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our highest civilian honor, he is also the author of many books.