Michele F. Margolis

Michele F. Margolis is an associate professor of political science at University of Pennsylvania. She wrote “From Politics to the Pews: How Partisanship and the Political Environment Shape Religious Identity.”

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Glenn Bracey

Glenn Bracey is an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at Villanova University. He is the author or co-author of several research studies on race and religion.

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Tish Harrison Warren

Tish Harrison Warren is an Anglican priest and former campus minister for InverVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries. She currently serves as writer-in-residence at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh. Warren has argued that supporting paid family leave is part of being consistently pro-life.

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Josh Shapiro

Josh Shapiro is the attorney general of Pennsylvania. He sued the Trump administration to challenge its plan to offer broad moral and religious exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.

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AJ Smith

AJ Smith is the lead pastor of Restoration Church in Philadelphia. His efforts to launch the congregation were featured on season eight of the “StartUp” podcast.

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Jeff Eddings

The Rev. Jeff Eddings is the southeast region and coaching associate for 1,001 New Worshiping Communities, a Presbyterian initiative to launch innovative new churches. Previously, he helped found the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community in Pittsburgh.

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Movita Johnson-Harrell

Movita Johnson-Harrell is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She got involved in gun violence prevention efforts after the death of her son in 2011 and became the first Muslim member of the Pennsylvania Legislature in 2019.

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Jonathan Perlman

Rabbi Jonathan Perlman leads New Light Congregation in Pittsburgh, one of the faith communities attacked during the 2018 Tree of Life synagogue shooting.

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Suhag Shukla

Suhag Shukla is the executive director of the Hindu American Foundation and an expert on human rights and religious freedom. She serves as a faith adviser to the Council on Foreign Relations and the Humane Society of the United States.

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