Ori Z. Soltes teaches theology and art history at Georgetown University. He received his BA from Haverford College, his MA
from Princeton University, and his PhD from Union University. He is the author of over 215 books, articles, and essays including
Mysticism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Searching for Oneness and Embracing the World: The Relationship between
Fetullah Gülen, Jelaladdin Rumi and Others.
Margaret A. Johnson, a sociologist and business owner, is Senior Research
Associate for the Institute for Islamic and Turkish Studies in Fairfax, Virginia. She received her PhD from the University
of Texas at Austin. Her current research is on peace building and Islam in the United States. She is President and CEO of
Transfirex Translation Services. Recently ranked 5th in the D.C. Metro Area by the Washington Business Journal, Transfirex,
Inc. is in its eleventh year of providing scientific, technical, and educational translations in over 40 languages.