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Portrait of Abraham Joshua Heschel

The late Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the great spiritual teachers of the 20th century. He studied at the University of Berlin and taught Jewish studies in Germany until he was deported to Poland by the Nazis in 1938. In 1940 he came to the U.S. and taught first at Hebrew Union College and later at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Bernd Jochen Hilberath

Bernd Jochen Hilberath is professor of dogmatic theology and the history of dogma at the University of Tübingen and is director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research. He is actively involved in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue.

Damian Hinojosa

Reverend Damian Hinojosa C.S.B. is parochial vicar at Holy Family Parish in Missouri City, Texas. 

Portrait of B.K.S. Iyengar

B.K.S. Iyengar was born in India in 1918 and has been teaching yoga since of the age of 17. He has been one of the world's leading teachers of yoga for over 70 years and is internationally recognized as an authority on Hatha yoga. His own style of teaching, "Iyengar Yoga," is taught by certified teachers across the globe.

Jacques Jomier was a Dominican priest who was born in 1914 and died in 2008. He was a theology professor in seminaries in Cairo, Egypt; Mosul, Iraq; Ibadan, Nigeria; and in the former republic of Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The author of many books, Jomier was a member of the Catholic Institute in Toulouse, France and also served as consultant to the Vatican.

Peter M. Kalellis

Peter Kalellis graduated from Princeton University with a Master of Education degree. For three years he attended the Blanton-Peale Institute of Religion and Health and a year later received his doctorate from Andover Newton Mass School of Psychology.

Portrait of Mitchell Kalpakgian

Mitchell Kalpakgian was awarded his PhD by the University of Iowa in 1974. For 31 years he was a professor at Simpson College in Iowa, teaching many courses—from advanced composition to Shakespeare, Chaucer, the English novel, and the literature of West. He has also taught at leading Catholic liberal arts institutions, including Christendom College and Wyoming Catholic College.

Portrait of Walter Cardinal Kasper

Walter Cardinal Kasper was born in Heidenheim-Brenz, Germany, in 1933 and was ordained in 1957. He studied at the University of Tübingen where he later became professor of dogmatic theology. He also taught in the United States at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., in 1983. In 1987 he was ordained bishop of Rottenberg-Stuttgart, Germany.

Portrait of Philip S. Kaufman

Philip Kaufman, a Benedictine monk for over 65 years, lived at Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, and spent many years of his life giving comfort to Catholics through workshops on topics derived from his books.

Portrait of Kieran Kavanaugh

Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D., is an author and translator of the works of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. A member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies, he was the vice postulator for the canonization of Edith Stein.

Thomas Keating

Thomas Keating, founder of the Centering Prayer movement, is an author, teacher, and monk who has worked for many years to foster understanding among the world's religions. A member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, Father Keating has served at monasteries in Colorado and Massachusetts.

Portrait of William Kelley

William Kelley was the corecipient of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the movie Witness. Born on Staten Island, N.Y., Kelley served in the Air Force in the late 1940s. He spent three years studying for the priesthood in the 1950s. Not surprisingly, his books and screenplays often deal with religious themes.

Portrait of Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy is pastor of the Dolores Mission Parish in East Los Angeles and an author of books on Christian meditation and Jesus.

Portrait of Annemarie S. Kidder

Rev. Annemarie S. Kidder, of Ypsilanti, Mich., holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and New Testament Literature from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her previous works include the (academic discount) Women, Celibacy, and the Church.

Portrait of Rabbi Leon Klenicki

Rabbi Leon Klenicki was a renowned scholar, theologian, and interfaith pioneer. The Anti-Defamation League’s longtime director of Interfaith Affairs and co-Liaison to the Vatican, Klenicki received many awards for his work, and was made a papal knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope Benedict XVI. Klenicki died in 2009.

Portrait of Jeremy Langford

Jeremy Langford is the communications director for the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus and the author of God Moments, The Journey to Peace, and Seeds of Faith. An alumnus of the University of Notre Dame who grew up in the shadow of the Dome, Langford lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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Jim Langford is a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame and was director of the University of Notre Dame Press from 1974 to 1999. He is author of several books, including The Club’s Fan’s Book of Days, Happy Are They, and Rookie. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.

Portrait of Sue Lauber-Fleming

Sue Lauber-Fleming, RN, MA, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice with her husband, Patrick Fleming, in St. Louis. She trained extensively with family therapy pioneer Virginia Satir. She has over twenty years of experience working with individuals and groups and addressing a variety of psychological problems.

Portrait of Philip F. Lawler

Philip F. Lawler is editor of Catholic World News, the first English-language Catholic news service operating on the internet, which he founded in 1995.

Born and raised in the Boston area, he attended Harvard College, graduating with honors in government in 1972. He studied political philosophy at the University of Chicago before beginning a career in journalism. 

Portrait of Keith Lewis Ph.D

Keith D. Lewis is a professor of religion at St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo. He is a frequent speaker at the Los Angeles Religion Education Congress and holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America. He lives in Pasadena, California with his wife Kathryn.

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