Deanna Hollas is the minister of gun violence prevention for the Presbyterian Church (USA.) She coordinates related programming through the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.
The Right Rev. Douglas Fisher serves as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. He is chairman of the denomination’s Executive Council Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility, which oversees the Episcopal Church’s efforts to invest in gun manufacturers in order to force reforms.
Bishop Mariann Budde leads the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. She is a member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of around 60 Episcopal leaders. Contact the Rev. Daryl Paul Lobban to arrange an interview with Bishop Budde.
Rabbi Joseph R. Black is senior rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver, Colorado. After the 2018 synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, he spoke out about rising gun violence and the need for improved gun laws.
Zarina Baber is chairwoman of the Muslim Caucus of America. Along with the rest of the organization, she works to boost political engagement within the Muslim community.
Robert Jeffress is pastor of First Baptist Church, a megachurch in Dallas, Texas. He serves on President Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board and as a contributor to Fox News.
Robert Muggah is the co-founder of and research director for the Igarape Institute in Brazil, which is focused on security issues in South America. He specializes in safety and migration and serves as an associate faculty member at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
Rachel Monaghan is a senior lecturer in criminology at Ulster University in Ireland. She studies political violence with a particular interest in paramilitary conflict in Northern Ireland.
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