The Rev. Jen Butler is the founder and CEO of Faith in Public Life, a progressive, faith-based organization that advocates for better policies on immigration, LGBT rights and other issues. She is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and previously represented the denomination at the United Nations. Contact through Michelle Nealy.
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The Thomas More Society is a Chicago-based not-for-profit, national public interest law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family and religious liberty. Special counsel Peter Breen testified before the Indiana House of Representatives in 2015 on behalf of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. For interview requests, contact Tom Ciesielka.
Katayoun Kishi is a research associate with Pew Research Center. She leads the center’s annual exploration of restrictions on religious practice around the world. Arrange interviews through Anna Schiller.
Ganoune Diop serves as general secretary of the International Religious Liberty Association, which is based in Silver Spring, Md. He is an ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister and he previously taught biblical languages, exegesis and theology at Adventist universities in France and the U.S.
Andrew Bennett is a senior fellow with the Religious Freedom Institute in Washington, D.C., and law program director for Cardus, a faith-based think tank in Ontario, Canada. He previously served as Canada’s ambassador for religious freedom.
Hebah Farrag is the assistant director of research for the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture. She studies Middle East politics, Islam in America, new spiritualities and the spirituality of social change movements such as Black Lives Matter.
Johnnie Moore is a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He also serves as an informal spokesperson for President Donald Trump’s group of evangelical advisers.
Michael Wear is chief strategist for the AND Campaign, a Christian organization aimed at building a healthier political culture. He is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America. Wear served as faith outreach director for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.