President Donald Trump has undone or renegotiated many of his predecessor’s environmentally friendly policies, removing climate change research from government websites and pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. Religiously inspired environmental activists have emerged as some of his loudest critics.
John McCain rarely spoke at length about his faith, but his political career illustrates how the relationship between evangelical Christians and the Republican Party has evolved over time.
Abram Van Engen is an associate professor of english and a faculty affiliate of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, where his interests include early American literature and culture, Puritanism, sentimentalism, and religion.
What is the state of the relationship between religion and art? Has religious art fallen out of favor? Must religious art be relegated to houses of worship? What can artists contribute to the understanding of world religions?
The Whidbey Institute for Earth, Spirit and the Human Future is an interreligious organization and a distinctive learning and retreat center committed to providing diverse educational offerings that contribute to positive spiritual, ecological and cultural transformation. It is based in Clinton, Wash., on Whidbey Island.
Michael Pasquier is an associate professor of philosophy and religion at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he specializes in the history of religion and culture in the U.S. He teaches courses on religion and cinema, religion in Louisiana and religion in Southern culture, as well as a course on American Catholicism.
The Rev. Nageeb Michael is a Dominican priest and a scholar at the Digital Center for Eastern Manuscripts. He digitizes historic Assyrian Christian manuscripts, according to a New York Times article, and he fled the city in which he previously worked, Qaraqosh, when the Islamic State gained control of the area. He is a source on art and religion.
JLens is a San Francisco-based organization that aims to spur “impact investing,” or investment whose goal is to “positively impact the world and minimize harm,” according to JLens’ website.
Jewrotica is a website and online community that offers stories, poetry, columns, advice, essays, and more. It invites people of all religious backgrounds and sexual orientations to read and take part in conversations.