Jennifer Hawks is associate general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. She provides legal analysis on church-state issues. In May 2020, her opinion piece titled “School voucher proponents are using the COVID-19 crisis to push for taxpayer money for religious education” was published by Baptist News Global.
Dr. Kathy Shear is the founder and director of the Center for Complicated Grief at the Columbia School of Social Work. She is an internist and a psychiatrist.
The Rev. Jon A. Overvold is president of the board of directors for the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is the manager of pastoral care and education at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Overvold is also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Kevin Cokley is an educational psychology professor at the University of Texas at Austin who studies African American psychology. He wrote a 2019 piece titled “Why support for the death penalty is much higher among white Americans” for The Conversation.
Kate Ward is an assistant professor of Christian ethics at Marquette University. Her research focuses on the ethics of wealth, poverty and economic inequality, and she previously worked as a labor organizer in Catholic health care settings.
Justin Giboney is an attorney, political strategist and co-founder of the And Campaign, an organization that aims to increase and improve Christian political engagement. The And Campaign’s statement on the 2020 presidential election includes a call for a national paid family leave policy.