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John Thornton

John Thornton is co-pastor of Jubilee Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He identifies as a democratic socialist and has written about socialism, children and suffering for a variety of publications.

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Heron Michelle

Heron Michelle is a witch and priestess who leads a training program on modern witchcraft in Greenville, North Carolina. She has written about the millennial generation’s relationship with witchcraft.

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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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Melissa Florer-Bixler

Melissa Florer-Bixler is pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church. She writes and speaks on a number of justice issues, including gun violence. Arrange an interview through the contact form on her website.

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Warren Kinghorn

Warren Kinghorn studies the role faith communities play in responding to mental illness. He is an associate research professor of pastoral and moral theology at Duke Divinity School and an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center.

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Chip Edens

The Rev. Chip Edens is rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. After his church community experienced six suicides in five years, Edens and other congregational leaders decided in 2019 to hire a wellness director.

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Craig Horn

Craig Horn is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly. He is one of the primary sponsors of a 2019 bill that would mandate Holocaust education in schools.

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Michael Abramson

Michael Abramson is chairman of the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, which provides teacher workshops aimed at improving Holocaust education. His mother was a Holocaust survivor.

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