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Mary Ellen Giess

Mary Ellen Giess is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Mary Ellen Giess

Harvard’s ‘atheist chaplain’ is no contradiction. It’s a chance to grow as a nation.

By Mary Ellen Giess — September 2, 2021
(RNS) — The school’s new president of chaplains lives up to the promise of American pluralism.

Interfaith ‘vaccine ambassadors’ take up Biden’s Month of Action

By Eboo Patel, Mary Ellen Giess, and Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — June 3, 2021
(RNS) — Two thousand volunteers of diverse faiths will engage people through their religious communities. 

The campaign is over. Will a Biden-Harris administration deliver on its interfaith promises?

By Eboo Patel, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, and Mary Ellen Giess — November 13, 2020
(Interfaith America) — Leveraging the religious and ethical values of millions of Americans - both to build religious pluralism, and to solve social problems - could be a lasting legacy of their administration.
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