Beth Kissileff is an author and journalist based in Pittsburgh. She is a member of one of the congregations that meets at Tree of Life synagogue and, after the Oct. 27 shooting, shared stories about the religious lives of the victims she knew.
Dallas Drake is co-founder of and senior researcher at the Center for Homicide Research, which compiled a database of church shootings that occurred between 1980 and 2005.
Jamie Aten is founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College.
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.
Many of the hottest topics in national and international news have faith angles worth pursuing.
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.
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.
An aging population and the associated end-of-life challenges have combined to keep assisted suicide at the center of the nation’s moral concerns.
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 […]