Susan Crawford Sullivan is an associate professor of sociology at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. She is the author of Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty. She teaches courses in sociology of religion; Catholic thought and social action; women, religion, and poverty; and families and societies.
Rachel Hart Winter is the director of the Siena Center at Dominican University in River Forest, Ill. Her research focuses on Catholic ecological ethics, particularly on access to clean water as a fundamental human right. Contact via Tina Weinheimer, assistant director of public relations and communications for the university.
The Catholic Church, environmentalists and many ecology activists have high hopes for the encyclical, but others worry that the pope’s approach will be misguided.
Global Catholic Climate Movement is an international organization that helps coordinate the work of more than 650 smaller Catholic groups and congregations concerned about the environment and climate change. They describe Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, as their founding document.
The Franciscan Action Network is a Washington, D.C.-based grassroots network of Franciscan clergy and “Franciscan-hearted” laypeople who focus on peacemaking, climate care, social justice and poverty, among other issues. Patrick Carolan is executive director.
Suzii Paynter is executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, an umbrella organization of almost 1,800 congregations and individuals in 30 countries. She can discuss human trafficking, immigration reform, environmental justice, hunger, poverty and religious liberty and other ethical issues from a liberal Baptist perspective.
Bread for the World is the largest faith-based advocacy movement against hunger, a collective of Christian groups. It posts hunger facts and figures. It is based in Washington, D.C.