Florence Raulin Cerceau is a director at Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence and an associate professor at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. She is a historian of astrobiology and of the search for intelligent alien life.
Francoise Bissara-Frereau is a French artist and sculptor whose subjects are frequently religious and include St. Joan of Arc, the Virgin Mary, the Holy Family and the Last Supper. Contact via the form on her website.
Joel Bedos is executive director at the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia. The annual day is observed on May 17 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.
Plum Village, located in Loubes-Bernac, France, is the home-base for Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, scholar and peace activist who founded the Unified Buddhist Church, the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and the School for Youths of Social Services in Vietnam. Martin Luther King Jr. nominated him for the […]
Stephen and Martine Batchelor are Buddhist teachers and authors who live in South West France and conduct meditation retreats and seminars worldwide. They both trained as monastics for ten years in traditional Buddhist centers in Asia, and now present a lay and secular approach to Buddhist practice.
Association Zen Internationale, based in Paris, is the oldest and largest Zen association in Europe. It brings together several hundred places of practice such as temples, Zen centers and groups.
Femmes et Hommes, Egalite, Droits et Libertes dans les Eglises et la Societe — or Men and Women Equality, Rights and Liberties in the Churches and Society — is an ecumenical French organization that promotes women’s equality in churches and beyond. It is based in Paris. Contact via the form on the group’s website.
Diverse religious traditions share a common imperative to care for the marginalized, yet when it comes to people with disabilities, congregations have often struggled to adapt and be welcoming.
The Garden of Buddha Vajradhara (Kagyu Dzong) is a Buddhist temple in Paris affiliated with the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.