This edition of ReligionLink features experts on racial reconciliation, multi-ethnic churches and racism in sacred spaces.
Ruha Benjamin is an associate professor in the department of African-American studies at Princeton University. She’s spoken and written about the importance of equity and disability justice in the gene editing debate. Benjamin is the author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier.
Senegal Tomorrow is a legal defense fund that seeks to assist those who face discrimination on the basis of race or ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation. Contact Nick Diamond or Djamil Bangoura.
Diann Rust-Tierney is executive director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Contact via Tamara Thompson, director of development and communications.
Alex Mikulich is an assistant professor of Catholic social thought at the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University in New Orleans. He is a Roman Catholic theologian and social ethicist who focuses on race. He is a contributing author to The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance.
Eric Barreto is an associate professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary. Among works he has authored, Barreto has written on ethnicity and race and their intersection with the Bible. He also contributed a “preaching reflection” about the death of Michael Brown to Odyssey Networks.