The Rev. Kaji Dousa is senior pastor for Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City. She sued the Trump administration in 2019, arguing that the government violated her religious freedom rights by putting her on a watchlist in response to her immigration-related activism.
The Rev. Traci Blackmon serves as associate general minister of justice and local church ministries for the United Church of Christ and senior pastor of Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri. She has criticized many of President Donald Trump’s policies and joined dozens of other faith leaders to call for prayers […]
The Rev. Jim Burklo is associate dean of the Office of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, where he works to get young people involved in religious life.
The Rev. Kent Siladi is a conference minister for the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. Along with fellow church members, he lobbied against expanding gambling access in Connecticut.
In 2019, the New Jersey Legislature passed a law legalizing medically assisted suicide. Several other states debated similar measures.
Madison Shockley is the pastor of Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Carlsbad, Calif. He serves on Compassion and Choices’ Strategic Impact Committee, advocating for access to a full range of end-of-life care options.
Scholars, scientists and faith leaders around the world are working to reduce tensions between religion and science.
The Rev. Zack Jackson is the pastor of Community United Church of Christ in Reading, Pa. He helped organize the UCC’s Science and Technology Network.
Faith groups have played an important role in marijuana policy debates in the United States and around the world.