Shadi Hamid

Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow with the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings and the author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World. He can speak about Middle East politics and the experience of millennial Muslims in the U.S. and around the world.

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Benjamin Knoll

Benjamin Knoll is a politics professor at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He partnered with Jana Riess on surveys of millennial members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Pardeep Singh Kaleka

Pardeep Singh Kaleka is executive director of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. He’s also a member of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, the site of a 2012 mass shooting. Kaleka lost his father in the shooting.

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Movita Johnson-Harrell

Movita Johnson-Harrell is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She got involved in gun violence prevention efforts after the death of her son in 2011 and became the first Muslim member of the Pennsylvania Legislature in 2019.

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Eugene Sutton

The Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton is bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. He is one of three conveners of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of around 60 Episcopal leaders.

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Sharon Risher

The Rev. Sharon Risher is a spokesperson for Everytown Survivor Network and Moms Demand Gun Sense in America. Her mother, Ethel Lee Lance, died in the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston in June 2015. Use the contact form on Risher’s website to arrange an interview.

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Katy Rigler

Katy Rigler is lead pastor of St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church in Richardson, Texas. Her congregation plans to lead a Bible study on gun violence this fall. Contact her using this form.

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