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.
Fair Trade Judaica is a California-based organization that aims to promote fair trade, educate the Jewish community, and support and grow the production, distribution, and sale of fair trade Judaica products.
Gregory A. Smith is the associate director of research at the Pew Research Center. He’s an expert on religion in America. Arrange interviews through Anna Schiller.