This month’s edition of ReligionLink includes background explainers, resources, and experts for covering the most relevant, religion-related cases the Supreme Court is set to decide on — or has recently passed a ruling on — this term.
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is scholar-in-residence at the National Council of Jewish Women. She is also an award-winning author and writer and was named by Newsweek and The Daily Beast as one of 10 “rabbis to watch.”
Tricia C. Bruce is a sociologist with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society and University of Texas at San Antonio’s department of sociology. She is the author of several award-winning books on religion and society (Faithful Revolution; Parish and Place; American Parishes; Polarization in the US Catholic Church); […]
Jes Kast is a minister in the United Church of Christ, a relatively small, progressive denomination with a little less than 1 million members. Kast serves on the clergy-advocacy board of Planned Parenthood.
The Thomas More Society is a Chicago-based not-for-profit, national public interest law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family and religious liberty. Special counsel Peter Breen testified before the Indiana House of Representatives in 2015 on behalf of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. For interview requests, contact Tom Ciesielka.
Kira Schlesinger is a priest at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Lebanon, Tenn., and author of Pro-Choice and Christian: Reconciling Faith, Politics and Justice. She wrote about sexual harassment in the church after the Harvey Weinstein accusations were published.
Lifewatch is the quarterly newsletter published by the Taskforce of United Methodists on Abortion and Sexuality (TUMAS), which was founded in 1987 with the goal of promoting pro-life thought within the United Methodist Church and providing support for abortion-prevention activities. Lifewatch is edited by the Rev. Paul T. Stallworth, who lives in Whiteville, N.C.
Joshua Wilson is an associate professor of political science at the University of Denver, where he teaches a course on American conservatism called “Sex, Evangelicals & Politics.”
Suzii Paynter is executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, an umbrella organization of almost 1,800 congregations and individuals in 30 countries. She can discuss human trafficking, immigration reform, environmental justice, hunger, poverty and religious liberty and other ethical issues from a liberal Baptist perspective.