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Prof. Dr. Rose Mary Amenga-Etego (Ghana) is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Head of Department in the Department for the Study of Religions, University of Ghana, Legon. She has also been Research Fellow at the Research Institute for Theology and Religion (RITR), University of South Africa. Her current research interest includes African Indigenous Religions, Gender Issues in Religion and African Culture, Religions and Development, African Sexuality, and methodological concerns of indigenous African scholars. Amenga-Etego is the current Ghana Representative of the African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) and past Anglophone coordinator of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians.

Dr. Philipp Andrew Davis, Jr. is research associate in New Testament at the Protestant Theological Faculty of the University of Bonn and holds a Dr. theol. in New Testament from the University of Münster. In addition to teaching at the University of Bonn, he has also taught classes at Loyola Marimount University. He is an Argelander StarterKit Postdoc Grant recipient, and he currently runs, a site publishing exegetical research data. He is also co-editor of the Bonner Exegetisches Lexikon.

Dr. Andrew D. DeCort (Ethiopia) directs the Institute for Faith and Flourishing, works with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ethiopia, and has partnered with the US Embassy on many citizenship-forming initiatives across Ethiopia. He also currently leads the “Balinjeraye” (“Friend”) Neighbor Love movement, which organizes schoolings, cultural events, and publishes books and video courses on interreligious solidarity with neighbors. He holds a PhD in Religious and Political Ethics from the University of Chicago. He has served as a lecturer in ethics at Wheaton College (USA), the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (Ethiopia), and the University of Bonn (Germany). 

Prof. Dr. Yaser Ellethy (Egypt/Netherlands) is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and head of the Centre for Islamic Theology at the Faculty of Religion and Theology – VU Amsterdam. He holds a PhD in Islamic Theology. He also holds a PhD in Philology. His research focuses mainly on the exegesis tradition and the hermeneutics of Islamic source texts, diachronic development of Islamic thought, Islam in the western context and Islam, democracy and pluralism.

Prof. Dr. C. I. David Joy (India) is the principal of Kerala Theological Seminary in Trivandrum. He was formerly professor of New Testament at the United Theological College, Bangalore. He is an editor for the International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, a board member of the Journal for Postcolonial Theologies and Theories, published by Postcolonial Network, Sophist Press, USA, and an editorial board members of SOMA, a journal published by St. John’s University of Tanzania. He is also a member of the editorial board of “International Voices for Biblical Studies” of the Society of Biblical Literature. 

Dr. Matthew Ryan Robinson is research associate in Practical Theology in the Protestant Theological Faculty of the University of Bonn, where he specializes in Intercultural Theology, Ecumenical Studies, and Religious Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Northwestern University (USA). In addition to organizing G_NET, he leads the “What Does Theology Do, Actually?” project and edits the book series connected to it.