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Who We Are

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

Reza Aslan

Professor Creative Writing, UC Riverside

John M. Barry

Author, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul

Kit Bigelow

Advisory Board at Religious Freedom Institute

Ann D. Braude

Director, Women's Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School

Catherine Brekus

Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America, Harvard Divinity School

David F. Holland

John A. Bartlett Professor of New England Church History, Harvard Divinity School

Diana Butler Bass

American Historian of Christianity

Jamil Drake

Assistant Professor of Religion, Florida State University

Roger Finke

Professor of Sociology, Religious Studies, and International Affairs, The Pennsylvania State University

Thomas Farr

President, Religious Freedom Institute

W. Cole Durham, Jr.

Founding Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies

Hannah Smith

Senior Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

Spencer Fluhman

Executive Director, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Robert P. George

McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

Linford D. Fisher

Associate Professor of History, Brown University

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Professor of Religion and African American Studies, Princeton University

Paul Harvey

Professor of History, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Thomas S. Kidd

Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University

Joshua Goode

Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and History, Claremont Graduate University

Brian J. Grim

Founder and President, Religious Freedom and Business Foundation

Cherie Harder

President at The Trinity Forum

Philip Goff

Executive Director, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture

Dr. Charles Haynes

Senior Fellow for Religious Freedom

Benjamin Hertzberg

Senior Principal–Research, Data, & Analytics Gartner Fellow, Center for the Study of Law and Religion

Peter Thuesen

Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser

President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy

Alan Johnson

Director, Church History Museum, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Brett Scharffs

Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies and Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, BYU

Brad Hirschfield

President, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Philip Goldberg

Author, Speaker and Religious Counselor

Dr. Azza Karam

Secretary General, Religions for Peace International

Anthony Picarello, Jr.

Associate General Secretary & General Counsel, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Dr. Diane L. Moore

Senior Lecturer on Religious Studies and Education, Harvard Divinity School

Suzanne Morgan

Sacred Space Ambassador, Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions

Dr. Andrew Murphy

Professor of Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Pamela S. Nadell

Patrick Clendened Chair in Women’s & Gender History and Director, Jewish Studies Program, American University

Dr. Josh Perelman

Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections, National Museum of American Jewish History

Michael W. McConnell

Richard and Frances Mallery Professor, Stanford Law School; Director, Stanford Constitutional Law Center; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Dr. Andrew Preston

Senior Lecturer in American History, University of Cambridge

Eric Rassbach

Deputy General Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

Marc Stern

Associate General Counsel, American Jewish Committee

Sherif Girgis

Author & Lawyer, Associate, Jones Day

Dr. Denise Spellberg

Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Douglas Laycock

Professor of Law and Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Gary P. Zola

Executive Director, Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives; Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience and Reform Jewish History, Hebrew Union College

Asma T. Uddin

Director of Strategy, The Center for Islam and Religious Freedom

Dr. Eric Lewis Williams

Curator of Religion, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History & Culture

Suhag Shukla

Executive Director, Hindu American Foundation

Robert Wilson-Black

CEO, Sojourners; fundraising consultant

Dr. Harry Stout

Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History, Yale University

David Daniels III

Professor of Church History, McCormick Theological Seminary

Tammi J. Schneider

Professor of Religion, Claremont Graduate University

Dr. Lauren Turek

Assistant Professor of History and Director of Museum Studies, Trinity University

Sara Georgini

Historian and Series Editor, The Adams Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society

Richard Katskee

Legal Director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Mark Noll

Professor of History Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
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John Turner

Professor of Religious Studies and History, George Mason University

Tisa Wenger

Associate Professor of American Religious History, Yale Divinity School

Marc Dollinger

Professor of Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility, San Francisco State University; author, Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance In The 1960s

Paul Louis Metzger

Professor of Theology & Culture, Multnomah University & Seminary; Director of The Institute for Cultural Engagement: New Wine, New Wineskins

Annette Marie Lantos Tillemann-Dick

Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights

Christel Manning

Professor of Religious Studies, Sacred Heart University.

Barry Hankins

Professor of History, Baylor University; Editor, Journal of Church and State

Maria Mazzenga

Curator, American Catholic History Collections Special Collections, University Libraries, The Catholic University of America

Kathleen Cummings

Professor of History and American Studies, University of Notre Dame.

Nichole Phillips

Associate Professor in the Practice of Sociology of Religion and Culture; Director of the Black Church Studies Program, Emory University's Candler School of Theology

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Professor and the inaugural V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Chair in Catholic Studies, The University of Iowa

Grace Yukitch

Professor of Sociology at Quinnipiac University

Mark David Hall

Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics George Fox University

Adam Kissel

Senior Fellow, Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate

Executive Director, The Association for Public Religion and Intellectual Life; Professor of Religious Studies, Hamilton College

Matthew Petersen

Senior Analyst, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission