Therese D'Orsa is head of the Missiology Department at the Broken Bay Institute Sydney. She recently completed eleven years as Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Sale and also her term as Executive Director of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria. She has had extensive professional involvement in curriculum development and religious education in Catholic schools, including a special focus on justice education and mission. She is currently a professorial fellow of Australian Catholic University working across the faculties of Education and Arts at the interface of missiology and education.
Rowan Ireland is an Honorary Associate in the School of Sociology at La Trobe University in Melbourne. He has had extensive field work in Latin America, and is investigating urban social movements in three Brazilian cities. He is also involved in studying the processes of secularisation and new forms of religious life and civil society in Australia. See some of Dr Ireland's recent publications HERE and also on the website at La Trobe University at http://www.latrobe.edu.au/socsci/staff/ireland/ireland-pub.html.
Paul Rule taught Religious Studies and History at La Trobe University where he remains an associate, and is now engaged in major research projects on Christianity in China for the Ricci Institute, University of San Francisco and Macao Ricci Institute. He is a former member of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council and the Melbourne Archdiocesan Justice and Peace Commission and has been involved for many years in justice and peace activities and publications. Click for a list of some of his writings.