Sharing Mary was compiled and introduced by Dr Marlies ter Borg, a Dutch free lance philosopher, public intellectual and bridge-builder. Born in Indonesia on Christmas Eve during the Indonesian War of Independence, she was brought up in a pleasant mix of protestant denominations. She does not now profess to a particular faith. An introduction was written by Dr Andrew Rippin, professor of History, specialist in the Qur'an and the history of its interpretation, at the University of Victoria. He is fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.Khaled Abou El Fadl (born in Kuwait) is professor of law at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law where he teaches Islamic law, immigration, human rights, international and national security law. He contributed reflections from The Search for Beauty in Islam.Dr. Moch Nur Ichwan, who wrote on Tolerance and pro-existence, is lecturer at the Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and director of SAMHA Institute for the Study of Religion, Society and Human Rights, Yogyakarta.Karin Bisschop is a Dutch 'new' Muslima, who has emigrated to Canada. She co-edited the Dutch Book Koran en Bijbel in Verhalen, on which this anthology is based. She initiated and runs www.muslima.nl and www.muslima.caDr. Herman Beck is professor of Religious Studies, specifically Islam at the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands. He writes on Creation, and his teaching experience in Indonesia.Dr Barbara Freyer Stowasser, writing on the figure of Eve, is Sultanate of Oman Professor in Arabic and Islamic Literature at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Dr. Mehmet Pacaci, writing on his PhD subject the meaning of Hell and Judgment day, is professor at Ankara University Turkey. His specialty is Tafsir and hermeneutical approaches to understanding the Qur'an. At present he teaches in USA.Reverend Dr. Martha Frederiks, writing on Inspiring Women in Bible and Qur'an, professor in Missiology at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. John Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion, International Affairs and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. and founding Director of the (Prince Alwaleed) Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.Ruud Lubbers was Prime Minister of the Netherlands for more than a decade and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He is co-founder with Michael Gorbachev of the Earth Charter.