The U.S. State Department will soon convene its second annual religious freedom ministerial.
Archbishop Paul Gallagher is the Holy See’s secretary for relations with states. He oversees the Catholic Church’s relationships with government leaders. Arrange an interview with him through the Holy See Press Office.
Joelle Fiss is an expert on blasphemy laws, which are used in countries around the world to punish members of minority faiths. She is a member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s panel of experts on freedom of religion or belief.
Jan Figel is the European Commission’s special envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union. Arrange an interview through his assistant, Anna Garekova.
Claudio Epelman is executive director of the Latin American Jewish Congress, a regional branch of the World Jewish Congress.
Geoffrey Cameron directs the Baha’i Community of Canada’s public affairs office in Canada, managing the faith group’s relationship with government officials.
Travis Wussow is the vice president for public policy and general counsel for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He previously led ERLC’s international office in the Middle East.
Suhag Shukla is the executive director of the Hindu American Foundation and an expert on human rights and religious freedom. She serves as a faith adviser to the Council on Foreign Relations and the Humane Society of the United States.
Chris Seiple is president emeritus of the Institute for Global Engagement. He previously worked as a religion and foreign policy adviser for the secretary of state. Seiple is the co-founder of the International Religious Freedom Roundtable, an informal gathering of human rights activists that meets in Washington, D.C.