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 […]
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.
With Arizona’s execution of convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood III on July 23, 2014, the question of the morality of the death penalty has again come to the fore.
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.