Bishop Carlton D'Metrius
Pearson

(born 19 March, 1953)

Pearson, a Pentecostal Bishop, courageously explores the exclusionary doctrines of mainstream religion. Pearson argues that the controlling dogmas of religion are the sources of much of the world's ills and that we should turn our backs on proselytizing and holy wars; rather focusing on the search for the divine, in the depths of the human.

Bishop John Shelby
Spong (retired)

(born 16 June, 1931)

Spong, now retired Episcopal Bishop, integrates his views into an itelligible creed that speaks to our humanity. He sounds a rousing call for a christianity based on critical thought rather than blind faith, on love rather than judgement, and that focuses on life more than religion.

Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols
Lowery (retired)

(born 6 October, 1921)

Lowery, now retired minister in the United Methodist Church, has led peace delegations to the Middle East and continues to combat injustice and promote equal opportunities and social justice for all. Lowery delivered the benediction at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.