The Rev. Joel Miller is pastor of Columbus Mennonite Church. Since Aug. 2017, his church has offered sanctuary to Edith Espinal, who would have been deported without the faith group’s help.
Imam Omar Suleiman is founder and president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist University. He is an immigration rights activist and has been arrested at protests.
M. Daniel Carroll Rodas is an Old Testament scholar at Denver University. He is the author of Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church and the Bible.
Farhana Khera is the president and executive director of Muslim Advocates, a national organization working to protect Muslims’ civil rights.
Lacy Broemel is a refugee and immigration policy analyst for the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations. Contact her through the denomination’s website.
Barry Young is the vice president of operations for Strategos International, which provides safety training for businesses, schools, hospitals and churches. He previously served as director of security at two churches in Kansas City.
The Rev. Rob Schenck is an ordained evangelical Christian minister and president of The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute in Washington, D.C. In response to rising gun violence, he is working to challenge evangelical support for gun ownership.
Dave LaRock is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates. In 2018, he sponsored HB1180, which would have repealed a prohibition on carrying dangerous weapons, such as guns and knives, into houses of worship.
Faith groups have played an important role in marijuana policy debates in the United States and around the world.