Kathleen Townsend was Maryland’s first woman lieutenant governor, from 1995 to 2003, and is the author of Failing America’s Faithful: How Today’s Churches Mixed God With Politics and Lost Their Way.
David Cloutier is on the theology faculty at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., where he teaches courses on moral theology, Catholic social ethics, and marriage and sexual ethics. He is the author of Walking God’s Earth: The Environment and Catholic Faith and Love, Reason and God’s Story: An Introduction to Catholic Sexual Ethics.
Kelly Brown Douglas is canon theologian at Washington National Cathedral and the author of Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. She is an expert on womanist theology and sexuality and the black church and is an Episcopal priest. She can discuss the #BlackLivesMatter movement and its influence on theology, especially in traditionally African-American […]
Danielle Keats Citron is a law professor at the University of Maryland and the author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace.
Dr. David Newman is a professor at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. He is an expert on Seventh Day Adventists.
Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty advocates for elimination of the death penalty because it conflicts with Catholic teachings about the sanctity of life. The organization has offices in Washington, D.C., and at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. Karen Clifton is executive director.
The Rev. Ingrid Wang is pastor at Bethel United Methodist Church in Upper Marlboro, Md., and leader of the Asian American and Pacific Islander United Methodist Clergywomen Association.
John McCauley is an assistant professor of comparative politics at the University of Maryland. He is conducting a research project, “Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity and the African Political Landscape,” through a grant from the University of Southern California’s Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative. He specializes in African politics.
Read a March 12, 2014, Religion News Service story about a suburban Maryland bakery that employs workers with cognitive disabilities, in keeping with the Jewish principle of helping those in need to become self-sufficient.