Bari Weiss

New York Times op-ed writer Bari Weiss discusses her book, “How to Fight Anti-Semitism.”

Bari Weiss is a writer and editor for The New York Times opinion section. Before joining the Times, Bari was an Op-Ed editor at the Wall Street Journal and an associate book review editor there. For two years, she was a senior editor at Tablet, the online magazine of Jewish news, politics and culture, where she edited the site’s political and news coverage. Bari regularly appears on shows like “Morning Joe,” “The View” and “Bill Maher.” Bari is also the winner of the Reason Foundation’s 2018 Bastiat Prize, which annually honors writing that “best demonstrates the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence.”

 

Michael Curry

Michael Curry is the Presiding Bishop and Chief Pastor of the Episcopal Church. He discusses social justice and policy.

Presiding Bishop Curry graduated with high honors from Hobart College in Geneva, NY, and received a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School. Throughout his ministry, he has been active in issues of social justice, reconciliation, speaking out on immigration policy and marriage equality.

Presiding Bishop Curry maintains national preaching and teaching ministries, having been featured on “The Protestant Hour” and as a frequent speaker at churches, cathedrals and conferences around the country and internationally. He delivered a widely praised sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Anne Lamott

Author Anne Lamott talks about her writing process, Christian faith and 2018 book, “Almost Everything: Notes on Hope.”

Anne Lamott writes and speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood, Jesus. But armed with self-effacing humor – she is laugh-out-loud funny – and ruthlessly honest. Lamott is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, as well as several novels, including “Imperfect Birds” and “Rosie.” A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, Lamott lives in Northern California.

Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan is a religious scholar and author of the New York Times bestseller “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” His first book “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam” was named one of the most important books of our decade.

Lawrence Wright (2014)

Lawrence Wright is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and staff writer for The New Yorker. His book, “Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David,” is a day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David Accords and was published in 2014. Wright won the Pulitzer in 2007 for his book, “Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.”

Michael Oren

Michael Oren is the former Ambassador of Israel to the United States. He is also a best-selling author and historian.

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