What does it mean to establish a religion? This edition of ReligionLink is focused on a hotly contested and confusing piece of the First Amendment.
Patricia L. Miller is executive director of the Confessing Movement within the United Methodist Church, a theologically conservative organization. She served on the Commission on a Way Forward, the group tasked with brainstorming potential resolutions to the decades-long debate over LGBTQ ordination and same-sex marriage.
Eugene Halton is a professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, where he studies social theory, materialism and consumption. He is the co-author of The Meaning of Things, which explores the significance of household possessions.
Russell Haitch is a professor of theology and human science at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind. He is ordained in the United Methodist Church.
Sarah Melissa Goss is the founder and director of the National Council for Science and Faith, a network of scholars, religious leaders and scientists working to bridge divides between faith communities and the world of science.
John C. Cavadini is a theology professor at the University of Notre Dame, where he also directs the McGrath Institute for Church Life. The McGrath Institute offers seminars on science and religion for Catholic educators.
Christopher T. Baglow is the author of Faith, Science and Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge, a textbook aimed at mending the relationship between Catholic theology and science. He directs the science and religion initiative at the University of Notre Dame.
Celia Deane-Drummond is director of the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing at the University of Notre Dame, where she also teaches courses on theology and Christian ethics. She has written and edited books and essays on transhumanism.
John Karaagac is a political scientist and senior lecturer at Indiana University. He is the author of John McCain: An Essay in Military and Political History.