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.
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Potsdam, Germany. He has taken part in numerous international gatherings on climate change, including a 2018 conference with faith leaders.
Thomas Eich is an Islamic studies professor at the University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. He has written about how to apply Islamic teachings to bioethics debates and previously led a research group titled “Bioethical issues in the context of Islamic law.”
Michael Waltemathe is the chair of practical theology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Bochum, Germany. Much of his research focuses on a “religious vision” of space travel and exploration.
Dirk Schulze-Makuch is a professor at the Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Technical University in Berlin and the author or co-author of five books on the possibility of extraterrestrial life, including The Cosmic Zoo: Complex Life on Many Worlds.
Darrell Black is an American artist who is based in Frankfurt, Germany. His abstract acrylics and oils are frequently inspired by faith, and he has spoken about using art to bridge the gap between Christianity and Judaism.
Friederike Nüssel is director of the Ecumenical Institute at the University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany. She is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria. In addition to courses on Protestantism, she teaches a course on modern atheism. She was a member of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, which produced the Vatican document […]
Thomas Kaufmann is a professor of church history at the University of Göttingen in Göttingen, Germany. He is chairman of the Association for the History of the Reformation and is the author of multiple books and articles about the Reformation.
Peyton West is director of the Help for Threatened Wildlife Foundation at the Frankfurt Zoological Society and works with the Dialogue on Science, Education and Religion on initiatives concerning evangelical Christians and theological seminaries. She can address successful ways conservation scientists and religious groups are working together on environmental issues, such as the preservation of elephants.