Ruha Benjamin is an associate professor in the department of African-American studies at Princeton University. She’s spoken and written about the importance of equity and disability justice in the gene editing debate. Benjamin is the author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier.
LGBT Voice is an LGBT rights organization working to advance equality, diversity, education and justice in Tanzania. Contact via the website.
Diann Rust-Tierney is executive director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Contact via Tamara Thompson, director of development and communications.
The United Methodist Church will wrestle once more at its General Conference with the question of homosexuality. Will there be an accord? Will there be schism? Or will the issue return in another four years, as it has for the last four decades?
The Rev. Osagyefu Sekou is a Freeman Fellow at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, a New York-based interfaith group dedicated to peace. He has been on the forefront of the protests in Ferguson and has written about his experiences there, which includes an arrest for praying, and delivers lectures at universities and colleges about Black Lives […]
While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]
Buddha comes from the Sanskrit language, meaning “awakened.” Simply put, the basic teachings of Buddhism are: first, to do no harm to any living being; second, to do good; and third, to purify the mind from impurity. Buddhist religious practice is the formal discipline of sitting meditation and mindfulness in everyday life. Today .7 percent […]
With Arizona’s execution of convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood III on July 23, 2014, the question of the morality of the death penalty has again come to the fore.
Heather Beaudoin is a national organizer for Equal Justice USA, a grassroots organization that focuses on repealing the death penalty. She handles the organization’s outreach to conservative religious groups and has experience with evangelicals. She is based in Kalamazoo, Mich.