David Schuck is a rabbi at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle, New York. He also is an adjunct lecturer in the Jewish Theological Seminary’s professional and pastoral skills department of the rabbinical school.
The Rev. Jon A. Overvold is the 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.
Imam Saad Jalloh is the spiritual leader of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York. Throughout the pandemic, he has offered support for those caring for the sick and dying at local hospitals.
Brent Beavers is the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program Coordinator at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. He also served as a Buddhist hospital chaplain in the San Francisco Bay Area amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. Gilliard also wrote Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores.
Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner is the director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. The center’s advocacy work includes criminal justice reform.
Stacy Rector is the executive director of Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. She also is an ordained Presbyterian minister.
Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel is the executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America, which objected to the COVID-19-related restrictions New York state put on religious gatherings.