About the Contributors, #25

George Amoss, Jr. is active in Homewood Friends Meeting in Baltimore, where he is a member, and Little Falls Friends Meeting in Fallston, Maryland. A clinical social worker in private practice, he has served as editor of Universalist Friends, the journal of the Quaker Universalist Fellowship, and maintains the Quaker Electronic Archive Web site at:
His blog, The Postmodern Quaker, is at:

Stephen Angell is Professor of Quaker Studies at Earlham School of Religion, and Co-Editor of Quaker Theology.

Julio Antonio Cuesta Martínez, (born Gibara, Holguin, Cuba, 1971) is a poet, narrator, storyteller, literary researcher and essayist. He is a member of the Artistic Vanguard of Gibara. He presides over the municipal literary workshop, “Armando Leyva”. He is the founder of the Provincial club of oral narrators, Picos de Oros (Golden Mouths) of Holguin. He is an instructor of literature who works with all age groups. His students and workshop participants have won numerous prizes at the municipal, provincial and national levels. He has participated in various national events, including several sessions of the international book fair in Gibara, Holguin and Havana, in the Festival of the Caribbean in Santiago de Cuba and events of scenic oral narration in several Cuban provinces. He belongs to the network of popular educators attached to the Centro Martin Luther King in Havana. (cmlk.org)

His career highlights have included many prestigious awards, including the Benito Pérez Galdós 2011 awards for poetry (for Puente de Carbón) and biography (of Gibara poet Antonio Carballo de la Rosa). He authored a story, “Doble Lección,” which appeared in La Mar de Cuentos, Cuentos de la Mar, ed. by Omar Mauri (Havana: Editorial Gente Nueva, 2009). His poems dedicated to the poets César Vallejo and Miguel Hernández have appeared in anthologies. In addition, he is the author of several unpublished books.

Chuck Fager is Editor of Quaker Theology.

H. Larry Ingle is emeritus Professor of History at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and author of Quakers in Conflict, a history of the Hicksite-Orthodox separation of 1827; and First Among Friends, a biography of George Fox. His study, Nixon’s First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President, is forthcoming from the University of Missouri Press.

Sallie B. King is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She is the author of Buddha Nature (SUNY Press, 1991); Journey in Search of the Way: The Spiritual Autobiography of Satomi Myodo (SUNY Press, 1993); Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism (Hawaii, 2005); and Socially Engaged Buddhism (Hawaii, 2009). She is co-editor (with Christopher S. Queen) of Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia (SUNY Press, 1996) and (with Paul O. Ingram) of The Sound of Liberating Truth: Buddhist-Christian Dialogues in Honor of Frederick J. Streng (Curzon Press, 1999). She is a Trustee of the international, interfaith Peace Council and a former President of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies (in the USA).

John Kiriakou is a former CIA counterterrorism officer and senior investigator with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is currently serving a 30-month federal prison sentence for blowing the whistle on the CIA’s torture program. He is the only federal employee or contractor who has been prosecuted or   imprisoned in connection with the torure programs of what was called the “War On Terror.”

Claire Ly was born in Battambang Cambodia in 1946. The mother of three children, she has lived in France since 1980. Formerly a professor of philosophy at Phnom Penh, she was raised a Buddhist but converted to Catholicism. Today Claire Ly shares her human and spiritual experience  to advance the two religions together. Claire Ly teaches the ISTR (Institute of Science and Theology of Religions) in Marseille. Her first book, Revenue de l’enfer (Back From Hell), published by Editions de l’Atelier in 2002, translated from French into Italian and Polish, gave her the opportunity to discuss, throughout France, the history of Cambodia and its exceptional religious history. She has also published, Mangrove, At the crossroads and cultures; and Back in Cambodia, the path of liberty for a survivor of the Khmer Rouge (all in French). In 2009 she was named a Knight of the Legion of Honor.

Frederick Martin is studying the history of Quaker theology for a Master of Arts in Theological Research at Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts. He holds an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and majored in the study of religion at Princeton. He taught history and peace studies at The Meeting School in Rindge, NH for eight years, and served as educational program coordinator in its last three years. Earlier he taught social studies at the Arthur Morgan School in Celo, NC, serving as co-clerk of the school for two years. He studied at Pendle Hill for a year, has represented New England Yearly Meeting at Friends United Meeting Triennials and presented workshops in Quaker history and theology at the Friends General Conference Gathering, NEYM sessions, and the Sixth World Conference of Friends in Nakuru, Kenya.

Isaac May is a graduate of Earlham College. He recently earned a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and is pursuing a doctorate in religious studies at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on American religion in the twentieth century, especially involving the topics of liberal religion, Christian nonviolence and the interaction of religion and politics. He has published several articles on Quaker history.

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