Having trouble coming up with holiday story ideas? This edition of ReligionLink can help.
Lucas Swanepoel is the vice president for social policy for Catholic Charities USA. Contact him through Patricia Cole.
Neal Denton is the chief government affairs officer for the YMCA. He previously served as the senior vice president for government relations and strategic partnerships for the American National Red Cross.
Jason Mankey is a pagan writer and lecturer. He writes a blog on paganism for Patheos, exploring related rituals, history and holidays.
Heather Greene is a writer and editor who covers religion, art and the occult. She is the author of Bell, Book and Camera: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television. Contact her through her website.
Helen A. Berger is a sociologist at Brandeis University. She studies gender and new religions, with a focus on paganism and witchcraft.
Kathleen A. Green is the executive director of the Yale Humanist Community. Yale Humanists worked with the city of New Haven to add a humanist monument to the group of religious symbols displayed downtown each December.
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.
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.