Ira Rifkin is an award-winning journalist, author and educator specializing in religion issues, particularly relating to culture and globalization. A columnist for GetReligion.org, he is author of Spiritual Perspectives on Globalization: Making Sense of Economic and Cultural Upheaval and editor of Spiritual Leaders Who Changed the World: The Essential Handbook to the Past Century of Religion (both SkyLight Paths). He has taught at the University of Maryland, College Park; American University; and the State University of New York at New Paltz; and has lectured widely at universities, conference centers, houses of worship and elsewhere around the United States.
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.