Rev. Luke Hansen, S.J., is a Jesuit priest who has studied the history of women deacons, the restoration of the permanent diaconate at the Second Vatican Council, and as a journalist reported from the Synods of Bishops in Rome in 2015, 2018 and 2019. Luke has an MA in social philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, a Masters of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He is a contributing editor for America, he held the same position for the Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica in Rome, and he has won several awards from the Catholic Press Association for his writing.
Casey Stanton, M.Div., is the Minister of Adult Faith Formation at Immaculate Conception Parish in Durham, North Carolina. She holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School where she graduated with a certificate in prison studies. Casey spent a decade working in the field of faith-based and labor organizing where she witnessed the power of collective action to bend decision makers towards justice. She hopes to be part of nudging the church towards a more radical embodiment of inclusive leadership, hospitality, social action, and mutual care. A Boston native, Casey is proud to make a home in Durham with her partner Felipe, and their two children, Micaela and Teddy. She loves reading poetry out loud and seeing her favorite band, Hardworker, perform live. You can find her occasionally blogging at Women in Theology.
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