Bradley Onishi

Bradley Onishi is an assistant professor of religion at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. who studies Christian mysticism, atheism, and religions and dying.

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Ann Neumann

Ann Neumann is a visiting scholar at the Center for Religion and Media at New York University. She is the author of  The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America, which explores aid-in-dying issues and religion. She is a hospice volunteer.

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Kathleen Garces-Foley

Kathleen Garces-Foley is a professor of Religious Studies at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She is an expert on the religiously unaffiliated and death, among other topics.

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Reporting on Buddhism

Buddha comes from the Sanskrit language, meaning “awakened.” Simply put, the basic teachings of Buddhism are: first, to do no harm to any living being; second, to do good; and third, to purify the mind from impurity. Buddhist religious practice is the formal discipline of sitting meditation and mindfulness in everyday life. Today .7 percent […]

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Glenda Stansbury

Glenda Stansbury is dean of the In-Sight Institute and marketing and development director for In-Sight Books. She helps train nonreligious funeral celebrants and can discuss nonreligious funerals and contemporary funeral and memorial practices. She is based in Oklahoma City.

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Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty

Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty advocates for elimination of the death penalty because it conflicts with Catholic teachings about the sanctity of life. The organization has offices in Washington, D.C., and at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. Karen Clifton is executive director.

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