The Rev. Ruben Duran is the director of congregational vitality for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The Trump administration regularly announces new policies related to national security. This edition will help religion reporters keep up.
Kay Bellor is the vice president for programs at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Arrange an interview through Danielle Bernard.
Scholars, scientists and faith leaders around the world are working to reduce tensions between religion and science.
Lea F. Schweitz is an associate professor of systematic theology and religion and science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She also directs the Zygon Center for Religion and Science.
Andrew Root is a professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary. From 2015 to 2018, he led a program called Science for Youth Ministry, which trained youth pastors on how to incorporate science lessons into their work.
Joel P. Okamoto is an associate professor of systematic theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He studies contemporary theology, Lutheranism and issues at the intersection of science and faith.
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.
Jessica Zimmerle is the program and outreach director for Earth Ministry, an environmental advocacy organization in Seattle. She helps lead Earth Ministry’s Greening Congregations program.