Sharon Eubank directs LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She also serves as first counselor in the first presidency of the church’s Relief Society, an organization for female Latter-day Saints. Arrange an interview through Eric Hawkins.
The Rev. Stephen Tilley leads Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish in Draper, Utah. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while his church building is shut down, he is hearing people’s confessions from his Jeep.
Rep. Chris D. Stewart is a Republican congressman from Utah. He is the lead sponsor of the Fairness for All Act, which tries to balance religious freedom protections with LGBTQ rights. Arrange an interview through Madison Shupe.
Ellie Thompson serves as Reflection Center coordinator for Utah Valley University, overseeing interfaith engagement on campus. She also serves as young adult representative to the board of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable.
Rosemary Card is a millennial member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is the author of Model Mormon, a book about her experience as an international model, and runs Q. Noor, a shop that specializes in temple dresses.
John Hoffmann is a professor of sociology at Brigham Young University. He specializes in problem behaviors and the sociology of religion.
Thomas McConkie is the founder and director of Lower Lights Sangha, a meditation community in Salt Lake City. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and trained in Buddhist meditation.
Nathan P. Devir is an associate professor of Jewish studies, religious studies and comparative literature at the University of Utah, where he also directs the Middle East Center and Middle East studies program.
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.