NCR's EarthBeat Advisory Panel

In Fall 2019, National Catholic Reporter launched EarthBeat, an online reporting project telling stories of faith and climate change. 

To help guide the development of this important project, we have assembled an Advisory Panel made of up of activists, educators, journalists and others with a passion and expertise in climate change issues.

Rev. Jim Antal

Retired minister, author and Special Advisor on Climate Justice to UCC General Minister and President

Nelson Araque, DMin

Theology teacher, Cardinal Gibbons High School
Dania, FL

Sr. Jane Belanger, OP

Staff, Heartland Farm
Pawnee Rock, KS

Sr. Joan Brown, OSF

Executive Director, New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light
Albuquerque, NM

Brenna Davis

Director of Education for Justice and Environmental Initiatives, Ignatian Solidarity Network
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Clifford Cockerham

National Campaign Director, The Climate Emergency Coalition
Member of the Lay Cistercians of Gethsemani Abbey, KY
Nashville, TN

André Dumoulin

Writer and activist

Jessie Dye

Volunteer and retired program and outreach director of Earth Ministry
Seattle, WA

Fr. John Grace

Pastor, Immaculate Conception Church
Hampton, VA

Philip Gregory

Attorney and co-lead counsel in Juliana v. U.S., the kids’ climate case
Redwood City, CA

Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington, PhD, ND, MPH, OFS

Naturopathic Doctor, Nationally Certified Lymphatic Therapist, environmental epidemiologist
Aurora, IL

Luke Henkel

Outreach coordinator, Laudato Si' Generation
Chair of the St. James Cathedral Care for Creation committee
Seattle, WA

Alexandra Hill

Master's, Sustainability Leadership '21, Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Sr. Redemptor Ikonga

Administrator, Talitha Kum Children's Home
Nyahururu, Kenya

Beth Koprowski

Environmental Program Manager, US Department of Justice
Alexandria, VA

Fran Ludwig

Chair, Boston Chapter of the Global Catholic Climate Movement
Boston, MA

Trudy MacDonald

Member of the Care for Our Common Home Ministry, Paulist Center Boston
Melrose, MA

Peter McLoughlin

Member of Care for Our Common Home Ministry, Paulist Center Boston
Boston, MA

Jason Miller

Director of Campaigns and Development, Franciscan Action Network
Washington, DC

Richard Miller, MA, PhD

Professor of Systematic and Philosophical Theology and Professor of Sustainability Studies, Creighton University
Omaha, NE

Allen Ottaro

Executive Director, Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa
Nairobi, Kenya

David Poulson

Senior Associate Director, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University
DeWitt, MI

Philip Sakimoto, PhD

Director of the Program in Academic Excellence, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

David Silver, PhD

Associate Professor and director of the Environmental Studies program, University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Judy Stockill

Co-chair of Justice and Peace, Church of the Resurrection
Johannesburg, South Africa

Chuck Wuller, PhD

Manhattan Beach, CA