Erika Cole

Erika Cole is a church law attorney who leads the churches and faith-based organizations practice at the Whiteford, Taylor & Preston law firm in Maryland.

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Gilda Daniels

Gilda Daniels is a law professor at the University of Baltimore and a voting rights expert. She wrote Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America. Daniels also served as a deputy chief in the voting section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division during the Clinton and Bush administrations. Her areas of interest […]

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Mihee Kim-Kort

Mihee Kim-Kort is an ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) minister and serves as co-pastor with her spouse of First Presbyterian Church in Annapolis, Maryland. She wrote a March 2021 column in The New York Times called “I’m a Scholar of Religion. Here’s What I See in the Atlanta Shootings.”

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Eric Toner

Eric Toner is a senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. His areas of interest include hospital preparedness and pandemic influenza. He authored a paper on the ethical allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine. Direct media inquiries to Margaret Miller.

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Gary LaFree

Gary LaFree is the founding director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland. He created the Global Terrorism Database.

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Nicole Martin

Nicole Martin is the executive director of trauma healing for the American Bible Society. She has spoken and written about white churches’ shortcomings on race-related issues. Martin also serves as an assistant professor of ministry and leadership development at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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Eric Burch

Eric Burch helps lead the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Second Life, a virtual faith community for users of the video game Second Life.

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Eugene Sutton

The Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton is bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. He is one of three conveners of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of around 60 Episcopal leaders.

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Meredith Weisel

Meredith Weisel is the director of Maryland government and community relations for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. She’s argued that Holocaust education would reduce anti-Semitic incidents in schools.

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