Cherish Families is a nonprofit founded and largely staffed by people from polygamist backgrounds. According to the organization’s website, Cherish Families aims to “connect individuals and families, primarily those from polygamist cultures, with tools and resources for generational success.” Alina Darger is executive director and Shirlee Draper is director of operations.
Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz is a curandera, author, Indigenous foods activist and natural foods chef whose work is deeply rooted in the healing properties of all earth medicines.
Terry Shoemaker is an Americanist scholar at Arizona State University focusing on religious change in contemporary life, particularly as it pertains to evangelicalism, exvangelicals and evangelical adjacent groups.
Evan Berry is an assistant professor of environmental humanities in the School of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. His research examines the way religious ideas and organizations are mobilized in response to climate change and other global environmental challenges.
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 […]