Alice O’Brien serves as general counsel for the National Education Association, which filed a brief opposing tax credit programs that benefit private schools in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.
Michael Bindas is a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice, which is representing the parents suing to reinstate Montana’s tax credit program. He specializes in cases related to educational choice and freedom of speech.
Jan Berris is vice president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, which works to nurture a healthy dialogue between U.S. and Chinese officials. Arrange an interview through Joseph Weed.
Shirley Hoogstra is the president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. She has argued that expanding nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ community without expanding religious freedom protections would threaten the future of religious schools.
Jihad Turk is the president of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School and a regular commentator on issues affecting the Muslim community in the United States. He previously served as director of religious affairs for the Islamic Center of Southern California, the largest mosque in Los Angeles.
The Rev. Bethany McKinney Fox is a disability rights activist who leads a church start-up, Beloved Everybody Church, that’s ability inclusive. She co-hosts “Start in LA,” a podcast about what it’s like to launch new faith communities in Los Angeles.
Kevin Bolling is the executive director of the Secular Student Alliance, which helps nonreligious students form clubs and express their secular identities on campuses across the country.
Simran Jeet Singh is a Sikh, millennial writer, educator and activist. He is a senior fellow with the Sikh Coalition, a columnist for Religion News Service and an adjunct professor for Union Theological Seminary.
Ellie Thompson serves as Reflection Center coordinator for Utah Valley University, overseeing interfaith engagement on campus. She also serves as young adult representative to the board of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable.