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Parker J. Palmer, who holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in sociology, is the cofounder of the Institute for Public Life, a former professor at Georgetown University, and a former leader and teacher at Pendle Hill, the Quaker community. He is best known as the author of several national bestsellers, including Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach.
One of the most important world leaders of the 20th century, the beloved Pope John Paul II devoted much of his papacy to healing the rift between Christianity and Judaism. By courageously confronting one of the world's longest and most tragic religious conflicts, he initiated an opening of communication and understanding between Jews and Catholics.
Paul VI was pope of the Roman Catholic church from 1963 to 1978. He was known for working to heal relations between the Catholic church and other religions and was the first pope to ever travel by airplane. As a result he visited countries at great distances from Rome. A number of these travels were intended to improve relations with non-Christians.
Dr. Dianne Doyle Pita is a licensed psychologist, lecturer, and clinical supervisor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and an adjunct professor at Boston University. She also maintains a private practice in the Boston area.
The Rev. Dr. John Charlton Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS is an English theoretical physicist, theologian, writer, and Anglican priest. He was professor of mathematical physics at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1979, when he resigned his chair to study for the priesthood. He became an ordained Anglican priest in 1982.
Dr. Gregory Popcak (POP-chak) is a nationally recognized expert in pastoral counseling, especially in the areas of affective disorders (depression, anxiety) and marriage and family problems. He can trace his decision to pursue a career in counseling back to his happy childhood.
Lisa is a Family Life coach, lactation consultant, professional educator, and homeschooling mother. With her husband Dr. Gregory Popcak she hosts the call-in programs Fully Alive! daily on The Catholic Channel-Sirius, and Heart, Mind and Strength daily on Ave Maria Radio Network. She also coauthored Parenting with Grace with her husband.