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.
Robin Carnes is the author of Sacred Circles: A Guide to Creating Your Own Women’s Spirituality Group. She is also executive director of Warriors at Ease, a yoga program for veterans, in Silver Spring, Md.
The Institute for Science and Judaism works to foster dialogue between science and Judaism. It was started as an adult education program at a Reconstructionist synagogue and now puts on programs, lectures and discussions at other synagogues. It is based in Bethesda, Md.
Johanna Birnir is an associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland in College Park, as well as a researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. She is an expert on terrorism and society.