Attorney and independent scholar, Christopher Buck (PhD, JD) has written several books, including Religious Myths and Visions of America (2009, “an original contribution to American studies,” Journal of American History, June 2011), Alain Locke: Faith and Philosophy (2005), Paradise and Paradigm (1999), Symbol and Secret (1995/2004), Religious Celebrations (co-author, 2011), and also contributed chapters in such books as ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey West: The Course of Human Solidarity (2013), American Writers (2010 & 2004), The Islamic World (2008), and The Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an (2006). See christopherbuck.com and bahai-library.com/Buck.
Paula Bidwell, an American Indian artist, author and speaker, partners with Lea Gerlach in the Many Hoops project manyhoops.com, based on healing the relationship between the early settlers and the original inhabitants of the United States, the American Indians. The project begins with the U.S. national holiday called “Thanksgiving”--often a child's first introduction to multicultural interactions--addressing the stereotypes used in school books and offering many culturally appropriate alternatives for teachers, parents and other educators. Paula and her husband Brian O’Flanagan are both members of the Baha’i Faith and currently live in Athens, Georgia.