Rob Wagner is a Democratic state senator in Oregon who co-sponsored a 2019 bill mandating Holocaust education in the state’s public and private high schools. The bill passed and will take effect in the fall of 2020.
Greg Russinger is the co-founder and board president of Laundry Love, a ministry run out of laundromats across the country.
Peg Sandeen is executive director of Death with Dignity, an organization that works to increase access to medically assisted suicide. She was previously executive director of the AIDS Project of Central Iowa.
D.L. Mayfield is a writer and author who covers refugees, Christian theology and other ethical issues. She published a reflection on Hallmark movies in Christianity Today in 2015.
Jane Lubchenco is an environmental science and marine ecology professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis. She served as administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2009 to 2013. Additionally, Lubchenco has been the scientific co-chair for many conferences on faith-based environmental activism hosted by Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople.
Carol Christ is the founder of the Ariadne Institute for the Study of Myth and Ritual in Eugene, Ore. She is an expert on goddess-based religion and spirituality and frequently leads spiritual tours to Greece.
Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ USA is a national Christian ministry that partners with local churches in the U.S. to focus on youth. The national office is in Dillon, Colo., but there are offices all around the nation, which it breaks down into four regions. The ministry has overseas branches in New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan, […]
Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, based in Portland, Ore., is an international, nonprofit organization founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe, a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The foundation is devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service. Some of its affiliated projects include monasteries and […]
Karrie Koesel is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. She conducted a research project, “Where Faith Thrives: The Rise of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in Russia and China,” through a grant from the University of Southern California’s Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative. She specializes in Russian and Chinese politics and […]