Julian Kunnie is a religious studies professor at the University of Arizona. He launched the Nyakweri Ecological Restoration and Preservation Project, which looks at how climate change affects the Nyakweri forest. Kunnie teaches courses on Indigenous religions, globalization and the environment.
Evan Berry is an environmental humanities professor at Arizona State University’s School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. He wrote the book Devoted to Nature: The Religious Roots of American Environmentalism. He is an expert on climate ethics as well as religion and the environment.
Anne Ellsworth is a priest at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Parish in Tempe, Arizona. She has spoken out against voter suppression.
Susan Leon directs Parenting Por Vida, a program offered by Neighborhood Ministries in Phoenix, Arizona. Parenting Por Vida helps pregnant women prepare for motherhood and then provides educational and spiritual support for both parents during babies’ first six months of life.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is a Democratic senator from Arizona. She is widely believed to be the first member of Congress who is nonreligious, although she has not embraced the label. Sinema is co-sponsor of a bipartisan paid leave bill that would enable new parents to fund their leave time by borrowing against future child tax […]
What does it mean to establish a religion? This edition of ReligionLink is focused on a hotly contested and confusing piece of the First Amendment.
Kristen Waggoner is senior vice president for the U.S. legal division and communications for the Alliance Defending Freedom, a firm known for defending religious objectors to LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws. She argued Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission before the Supreme Court. Arrange an interview through this media contact form.
Linda Feldman is the director of family education for the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Phoenix, which offers courses for interfaith couples.
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz is the president of Valley Beit Midrash in Phoenix. In 2016, he joined with an interfaith group of Arizona leaders to support a ballot initiative seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. He has written about Jewish teachings on gambling.