Scholars, scientists and faith leaders around the world are working to reduce tensions between religion and science.
Manuel E. Cortes is a professor of biology at Bernardo O’Higgins University in Santiago, Chile. He has researched and written about the relationship between religion and science in the context of Catholic history.
Ricardo Grzona is the executive president of the Ramon Pane Foundation, which developed an app for Catholic kids, based on Pokemon Go, called Follow JC Go.
Faith groups have played an important role in marijuana policy debates in the United States and around the world.
Julio Calzada is the director of social politics for the city of Montevideo, Uruguay. He previously served as secretary-general of the country’s National Drug Council and oversaw marijuana legalization there.
Felipe Sierra is director of the division of aging biology at the National Institute on Aging.
Tomás Insua is the co-founder and executive director of the Global Catholic Climate Movement. Insua grew up in Argentina and now lives in Rome. He can be contacted through Reba Elliott, the organization’s communications director.
Grandmother Clara Shinobu Iura is on the the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the wisdom of indigenous women. She is from Sao Paolo, Brazil and is now a women’s healer in the Amazon. She can speak about South American indigenous women’s wisdom and spirituality.
Daniel Feierstein is a genocide scholar at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a visiting fellow at the International State Crime Initiative.