Professor Weisse has worked extensively on religion and inter-cultural education in Germany in particular, and Europe in general. He has led large research projects on this topic, on Islamic education in South Africa and Europe, and on religion and politics in South Africa.
Ward Blanton (PhD, Yale University), teaches in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Kent. He has authored several books on philosophy, religion and New Testament studies, including Displacing Christian Origins: Philosophy, Secularity, and the New Testament (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007); A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life (New York: Columbia University Press, 2014); An Insurrectionist Manifesto: Four New Gospels for a Radical Politics (with Clayton Crockett, Noelle Vahanian, Jeffrey Robbins; New York: Columbia University Press, 2014).
Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Georgetown University’s Edmund A Walsh School for Foreign Service. He works in the Al Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, advancing an alternative paradigm to the inertia of Orthodoxies in the face of Extremisms. He is the founder of the World for All Foundation that endeavors to create a world of coexistence and that is safe for difference.
Zethu Matebeni has survived UCT and Cape Town since August 2011. This is no small achievement. The history of the Cape has weird resonances on everyday life on black queer bodies. When not with Free Gender or at Huma, Zethu takes uncomfortable occupation in white gay spaces in Cape Town. This year, Zethu is co-ordinating the "Queer in Africa" symposium focusing on "the Cape Town Question". Get on the touring bus on October 6th and discover the Cape Town no one will ever tell you about.