Josh Ratner is a 37 year-old rabbi in Connecticut. Josh is originally from San Diego,
California, and spent time working as an attorney for five years prior
to commencing rabbinical school. Josh presently lives in Woodbridge,
CT, with his wife (Elena) and three children (Dimitri, Elijah, and
Gabriella). Josh is particularly interested in sustainability and other environmental issues, particularly from an interfaith perspective.
Bryan Parys, M.F.A., is working on a memoir of faith and mortality called, "Wake, Sleeper." His work revolves around the idea that art is an attempt to recover what is lost. http://wakesleeper.wordpress.com/
Funlayo is an initiated Orisa priestess dedicated to contributing her voice as a scholar-practitioner of her tradtion. A writer, public speaker, avid traveler and lover of life, she is currenlty pursuing a PhD in African Studies and Religion at Harvard University where she is a Junior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions. Visit her at www.AseIre.com.
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