Mark Hetfield is the president and CEO of HIAS, or Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Arrange an interview through Bill Swersey.
Kay Bellor is the vice president for programs at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Arrange an interview through Danielle Bernard.
Ganoune Diop serves as general secretary of the International Religious Liberty Association, which is based in Silver Spring, Md. He is an ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister and he previously taught biblical languages, exegesis and theology at Adventist universities in France and the U.S.
Eric E. Sterling is the executive director of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, which advocates for drug policy reforms. From 2013 to 2017, he served on the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission and helped author the state’s medical marijuana regulations. Sterling has written about Quaker teachings and drug law.
Elaine S. Povich is the author of John McCain: A Biography. She’s a longtime journalist and adjunct lecturer in journalism at the University of Maryland.
Stephen Freeland is an evolutionary biologist and director of interdisciplinary studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He studies the interface of science and religion and gave a joint lecture in exoplanets for the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.
Sanctuary DMV is a network of congregations that protects immigrants and targeted communities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Its website contains resources and toolkits related to the sanctuary movement. Contact the network through this form.
Ananda Vrindavan is a priest at ISKCON of D.C. (located in Potomac, Md.), where she writes an inspirational blog that often touches on the 40-year-old temple’s environmental activities.
Lindsey Carlson is a Christian, a pastor’s wife and a mother of four who writes frequently about Christian motherhood on several blogs, including her own, Wisdomrejoices.com. She lives in Maryland. Contact via her website.