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Fall 2004, Vol. 31 No. 2


Rev. Kelly Denton-Borhaug
, Ph.D., has been at Goucher College as Chaplain and Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Religion for four years. She holds a Masters of Divinity with Honors from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. Her scholarly interests include Christian understandings of redemption, feminist theology and ethics, Jewish and Christian feminist ethics, Christian ethics regarding war, and college student spirituality. She worked as a parish pastor in San Francisco for six years, and before coming to Goucher College she held the position of Assoc. Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University for four years.

L. Sue Hulett, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science at Knox College, teaches on international relations, US foreign policy, and religion and politics. Recent publications include "Falwell Still Speaks for Some Christians," Newsday 10/23/02; legal briefs on Church and State issues for Religion and American Law: An Encyclopedia 2000; and Christianity and Modern Politics, 1993.

Robert Jackson is Professor of Education in the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick, England, where he is also Director of the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU). WRERU received the Templeton UK Award in 1996 for its research on religion and education. Professor Jackson is Editor of the British Journal of Religious Education, Britainís leading journal of religion and education. His books include Hindu Children in Britain (with Eleanor Nesbitt) (Stoke on Trent: Trentham, 1993); Religious Education: An Interpretive Approach (London: Hodder and Stoughton 1997); International Perspectives on Citizenship, Education and Religious Diversity (Ed.) (London: RoutledgeFalmer, 2003) and Rethinking Religious Education and Plurality: Issues in Religious Diversity and Pedagogy (2004) also published by RoutledgeFalmer. Rethinking Religious Education and Plurality has been selected for panel discussion at the American Academy of Religion conference in San Antonio, Texas, in November 2004. Professor Jackson is currently working on a Council of Europe project on bringing the dimension of religious diversity to intercultural education across Europe and an international project on teaching for tolerance sponsored by the Oslo Coalition for Freedom of Religion or Belief.

William H. Jeynes is a Professor of Education at California State University in Long Beach, California. He writes and does research on religious education and family issues. His most recent book is Religion, Education, and Academic Success. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago.

Emile Lester
is an assistant professor in the Government Department at The College of William and Mary. He is currently engaged in surveying students about their views on religious freedom and tolerance in Modesto, California, which is the only school district in the nation to require all
students to take a course on world religions.

Charles J. Russo, M. Div., J.D., Ed.D., is the Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and Allied Professions and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.