Melissa Florer-Bixler is pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church. She writes and speaks on a number of justices issues, including gun violence. Arrange an interview through the contact form on her website.
The Right Rev. Douglas Fisher serves as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. He is chairman of the denomination’s Executive Council Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility, which oversees the Episcopal Church’s efforts to invest in gun manufacturers in order to force reforms.
Bishop Mariann Budde leads the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. She is a member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of around 60 Episcopal leaders. Contact the Rev. Daryl Paul Lobban to arrange an interview with Bishop Budde.
Rabbi Joseph R. Black is senior rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver, Colorado. After the 2018 synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, he spoke out about rising gun violence and the need for improved gun laws.
Zarina Baber is chairwoman of the Muslim Caucus of America. Along with the rest of the organization, she works to boost political engagement within the Muslim community.
Mustafa Farouk is president of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand. He was a key spokesman for the country’s Muslim community after the Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019.
Mustafa Farooq serves as executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims.
Brian Adams directs the Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue at Griffith University in Australia. He also serves as Queensland convener for Religions for Peace Australia.
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