How do congregations address the threat of gun violence? And how do they respond if a shooting takes place?
The Rev. Frank Pomeroy is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. He was away from his congregation when a gunman entered the church and killed 25 people.
Faith groups have played an important role in marijuana policy debates in the United States and around the world.
The Rev. Gerry Taillon is the national ministry leader for the Canadian National Baptist Convention. After Canada legalized recreational marijuana, he called for churches to be more vocal about the dangers of drug use.
The Rev. Al Sharp is the executive director of Clergy for a New Drug Policy.
Todd Daly is an associate professor of theology and ethics at Urbana Theological Seminary in Champaign, Ill. His work on Christian bioethics includes research into transhumanism.
President Donald Trump has undone or renegotiated many of his predecessor’s environmentally friendly policies, removing climate change research from government websites and pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. Religiously inspired environmental activists have emerged as some of his loudest critics.
The Rev. Ambrose Carroll is co-founder of Green the Church and pastor of The Church by the Side of the Road in Berkeley, Calif.
Sarah Macias is co-director of the Green Seminary Initiative, which helps train seminary students on creation care. She also serves as an Alliance of Baptists representative on the board of Creation Justice Ministries.