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.
Christopher Benek is the associate pastor of family ministries and mission at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a frequent commentator on emerging technology and theology, including artificial intelligence and religion.
Susan Schreiner is a professor of the history of Christianity and theology at The University of Chicago Divinity School, where she specializes in early modern Europe (14-16th centuries) including the Protestant Reformation, early modern Catholicism, and the Renaissance. She teaches courses on both Luther and John Calvin. Contact via Terren Wein, director of communications.
Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Ariz., has participated in the sanctuary movement since its first wave in the 1980s. In addition to continuing to house undocumented immigrants, it organizes other congregations throughout the nation in the new sanctuary movement. The Rev. Alison Harrington is pastor.
William Brown is a professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. He teaches several courses that combine science and theology with a special focus on ecology and “creation care.” He is the author of The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science and the Ecology of Wonder.
The Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith is a program of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that promotes the study, understanding and discussion of science and technology on the church’s theology, worship, practice and moral actions. It is based in Dubuque, Iowa. Rev. James B. Miller is president.
AIDRom is a project of the Ecumenical Association of the Churches of Romania that encourages member churches to promote environmental protection, ecological education and sustainable development. Members include the Orthodox Church, the Reformed Church, the German Lutheran Church, the Synodo-Presbyterial Church of AC and the Armenian Orthodox Church. It is based in Bucharest, Romania.
Billy Michael Honor is a minister, theologian, and writer who currently serves as pastor and head of staff of New Life Presbyterian Church in College Park, Georgia. His professional and research focus includes religious criticism, African American religious thought, and public theology. He contributed a “preaching reflection” about the death of Michael Brown to Odyssey Networks.
Bryan Miller is executive director of Heeding God’s Call, a grass-roots, faith-based movement to prevent gun violence. His brother was one of three law enforcement officers killed in a massacre at a police station in 1994. Miller chaired the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s panel that wrote its denominational policy on gun violence. Heeding God’s Call is based […]