Religious Leaders Sign Letter Supporting Refugee Resettlement

This letter was organized by the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, of which the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach is a member.

Dear President Trump and Members of Congress,

As religious leaders from a variety of backgrounds, we are called by our sacred texts and faith traditions to love our neighbor, accompany the vulnerable, and welcome the sojourner. War, conflict and persecution have forced people to leave their homes, creating more refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people than at any other time in history. More than 65 million people are currently displaced – the largest number in recorded history.

This nation has an urgent moral responsibility to receive refugees and asylum seekers who are in dire need of safety. Today, with more than five million Syrian refugees fleeing violence and persecution and hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties, the United States has an ethical obligation as a world leader to reduce this suffering and generously welcome Syrian refugees into our country. We call on the Trump Administration and all members of the U.S. Congress to demonstrate moral leadership and affirm their support for the resettlement of refugees from Syria and all over the world to the United States. This nation has a rich history as a leader in refugee resettlement, with significant precedent, including after World War II and after the fall of Saigon, when we resettled hundreds of thousands of refugees.

It is important to recognize that the United States has the most rigorous refugee screening process in the world, involving the Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and National Counter Terrorism Center. The process includes biometric checks, medical screenings, forensic testing of documents, DNA testing for family reunification cases, and in-person interviews with highly trained homeland security officials.

The U.S. Refugee Resettlement program has been and should remain open to those of all nationalities and religions who face persecution on account of the reasons enumerated under U.S. law. We oppose any policy change that would prevent Syrian refugees or individuals who practice Islam and other faiths from accessing the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Proposals that would have the U.S. State Department disqualify refugees from protection based on their nationality or religion fly in the face of the very principles this nation was built upon, contradict the legacy of leadership our country has historically demonstrated, and dishonor our shared humanity.

As the United States joins the world in seeking ways to meaningfully respond to the global refugee crisis, it is paramount that the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program stay true to its mandate to resettle the most vulnerable. Vulnerable individuals from a host of religions, ethnicities and backgrounds have been and should continue to be resettled in the United States.

Together, representing our various faiths, we decry derogatory language that has been used about Middle Eastern refugees and our Muslim friends and neighbors. Inflammatory rhetoric has no place in our response to this humanitarian crisis. We ask our elected officials and candidates for office to recognize that new Americans of all faiths and backgrounds contribute to our economy, our community, and our congregations. Refugees are an asset to this country. They are powerful ambassadors of the American Dream and our nation’s founding principles of equal opportunity, religious freedom, and liberty and justice for all.

As people of faith, our values call us to welcome the stranger, love our neighbor, and stand with the vulnerable, regardless of their religion. We pray that in your discernment, compassion for the plight of refugees will touch your hearts. We urge you to be bold in choosing moral, just policies that provide refuge for vulnerable individuals seeking protection.

Sincerely,

National and International Leaders

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

The Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ

Rev. A. Roy Medley, General Secretary, American Baptist Churches and Chair, National Council of Churches

Bishop Warner H Brown, Jr, President of the Council of Bishops, The United Methodist Church and Resident Bishop, The San Francisco Area

The Reverend George Francis Flowers, Executive Director, Global Witness and Ministry, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Rev. Dr. Michael D. Castle, President, Alliance of Baptists

Dr. Steve Timmermans, Executive Director, Christian Reformed Church in North America

Stanley J. Noffsinger, General Secretary, Church of the Brethren

Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada

Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director, Anti-Defamation League

William Bernstein, Executive Director, Jewish World Watch

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and Senior Vice President, Union for Reform Judaism

Mark Hetfield, President & CEO, HIAS

Nancy K. Kaufman, CEO, National Council of Jewish Women

Debbie Hoffmann, President, National Council of Jewish Women

Rabbi Jill Jacobs, T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

Jim Winkler, President, National Council of Churches

Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO, Church World Service

Rev. Dr. Earl D. Trent Jr. Chairman of the Board of Directors Church World Service

Linda Hartke, President and CEO, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Stephan Bauman, President, World Relief

Jim Wallis, President and Founder, Sojourners

William J Blacquiere, President and CEO of Bethany Christian Services

Rev. Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association

Fr. Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J., President of the U.S. Jesuit Conference

Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director, NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

Marcia Allen, CSJ, President, Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Sr. Patricia Chappell, Executive Director, Pax Christi USA

Sister Margaret Magee, OSF, President, Franciscan Action Network

Sister Patricia McDermott, RSM, President, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Bishop Francis E. Krebs, Presiding Bishop of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion

Sr. Ellen Kelly, RGS, Congregational Leader, Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd.

Gerry G. Lee, Director, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Rev. Ron Stief, Executive Director, National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Diane Randall, Executive Secretary, Friends Committee on National Legislation

Anwar A. Khan, CEO, Islamic Relief USA

Salam Al-Marayati, President, Muslim Public Affairs Council

Sayeed Siddiqui, President, Muslim Youth of North America

Catherine Orsborn, Director, Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign

Atiya Aftab, Esq., Co-founder and Chair, Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

Scott Wright, Director, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, U.S. Region, Missionary Society of St. Columban

Rev. Fr. Antonio Ponce OMI, Director – Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate-Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation

Rev. Susan Taylor, National Public Affairs Director, Church of Scientology National Affairs Office

Rev. John Guttermann, Lead, Conversations With Friends

Rev. Dr. William Schulz, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

UNITED SIKHS

Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Vice President of Community Engagement, HIAS

Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer, Educator, Community Engagement, HIAS

Nathan Hosler, Director, Office of Public Witness, Church of the Brethren

Sandra Sorensen, Director, Washington Office, United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries

Colin Watson, Director of Ministries and Administration, Christian Reformed Church in North America

Sister Patricia McDermott, RSM, President, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Rob Rutland-Brown, Executive Director, National Justice for Our Neighbors

Carol Barton, Executive for Community Action, United Methodist Women, National Office

Carol Bremer-Bennett, World Renew, US Director

Mary E. Hunt, PhD, Co-founder and Co-director, Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER)

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, Executive Director, Women of Reform Judaism

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President, Union for Reform Judaism

Rev. Dr. Elder Nancy L Wilson, Moderator, Metropolitan Community Churches

Rev. Leah C. M. Lonsbury, Clergy Care Specialist, The Alliance of Baptists

Rev. Paula Clayton Dempsey, Director of Partnership Relations, Alliance of Baptists

Rev. Ronald J. Degges, President, Disciples Home Missions

Rev. Ken Brooker-Langston, Director, Disciples Center for Public Witness

Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Dr. Peter Makari, Executive, Middle East and Europe, Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples  of Christ) and United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. James Moos, Co-Executive, Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ

Rev. Julia Brown Karimu, Co-Executive, Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ

Carol Blythe, Past President, Alliance of Baptists

Rev. Aundreia Alexander, Esq, Associate General Secretary for Action and Advocacy for Justice and Peace, National Council of Churches

Rev. Barbara L. Carter, Interfaith and Ecumenical Officer, Community of Christ

Marie Dennis, Co-President, Pax Christi International

Mr. Armando Borja, Regional Director, Jesuit Refugee Service North America

Sr. Jeanine Retzer, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother United States/Caribbean Province

Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews, Director of Clergy Organizing, PICO National Network

Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, Ecumenical Officer, Council of Bishops, The United Methodist Church, Vice Moderator, World Council of Churches

Charlotte Haberaecker, President & CEO, Lutheran Services in America

Carol Bremer-Bennett, U.S. Director of World Renew

Dalit Baum, The American Friends Service Committee

Sr. Rose Therese Nolta, Servarum Spiritus Sancti, Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters – Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation, USA

Marjorie White, President, Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis

Rev. LeDayne McLeese Polaski, Executive Director, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, Bautistas por la Paz

Rev. Michael Neuroth, Policy Advocate for International Issues

Sister Donna Preston, OSF, Coordinator of Justice & Peace Team, School Sisters of St. Francis, U.S. Province

The Rev. Roger R. Gustafson, Bishop, Central States Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Sister Eileen Brynda, Sinsinawa Dominican Leadership Team

Sister Patricia A. Lowery, MMS, MD, Coordinator , Medical Mission Sisters

Sister Catherine Waldron, SNDdeN, United States East-West Province of the Sisters of Notre Dame Leadership Team

Rev. Mary E. Jacobs, Co-Moderator, Disciples Peace Fellowship, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Rev. Denise Turner, International Disciples Women’s Ministries Executive Council Member

Rev. Kathy McDowell, Editor of Just Women Magazine, published by Disciples Women

Rev. Dr. Olivia Bryan Updegrove

Sister Brenda Cousins, C.S.C., General Secretary, Sisters of the Holy Cross

Sister Kathleen Bryant RSC, Religious Sisters of Charity

Sister Mary Christopher Moore, Felician Sisters, Our Lady of Hope Province

Kate Hendel, BVM, Vice-President, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mira Mosle, BVM, Vice-president, Sisters of Charity, BVM

Sr. Rose Marie Jasinski, CBS Leader, Sisters of Bon Secours, USA

Teri Hadro, BVM, President, Sisters of Charity, BVM

Rev. Dr. Kenneth J Meyers, Knollwood Baptist Church

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s Univeristy

Sister Joan O’Sullivan, Provincial Leader of Union of Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin

Mary US Unit

Rev. Leah Grundset Davis, Alliance of Baptists

Sister Margaret Bulmer,Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston Office of Social Concerns

Kathlyn Mulcahy, OP, Dominican Sisters of Springfield

Sister Marjorie White, President, Sisters of St. Joseph, TOSF

Bishop F. Herbert Skeete, Rtd. United Methodist Church

Sr. Ann Oestreich, IHM, U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking

Andrew G. Lang, Executive Director, Open and Affirming Coalition, United Church of Christ

Imam Daayiee Abdullah, President and CEO, MECCA Institute

Rev. Rodney McKenzie, Jr., Director of the Academy for Leadership and Action, National LGBTQ Task Force

Sister Danielle Bonetti for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Sr. Rose Therese Nolta, SSpS, Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters – JPIC, USA

Sr. Teri Hadro, BVM, President, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Rev’d  Margaret R Rose,  Deputy for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, The Episcopal Church

Bishop Joaquina Filipe Nhanala, United Methodist Church, Mozambique Episcopal Area

Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans, Christian Reformed Church

Bishop Heinrich Bolleter, The United Methodist Church, Central and Southern Europe

Rev. Kephas Otieno Oloo, Vice-Chair GBCS, The United Methodist Church, Africa Central Conference

Bishop Elias Galvan, Retired, United Methodist Church and Executive Director,  MARCHA (Methodist Associated Representing the Cause of Hispanic Americans)

Rev. Diane Y.Mettam, Director of Prayer Ministry,  United Methodist DisAbility Task Force

Mr. Chett Pritchett, Executive Director, Methodist Federation for Social Action

Bishop S.Clifton Ives, The United Methodist Church, retired

Bishop Forrest C. Stith, Retired

Clay F. Lee, Bishop retired, The United Methodist Church

Bishop William W. Hutchinson, The United Methodist Church, Retired

Bishop Charlene Kammerer, Bishop, The United Methodist Church, Retired

Ray W. Chamberlain, Jr, Ret. Bishop, United Methodist Church

Bishop Peter D.Weaver, The United Methodist Church

Bishop Ernest S. Lyght, Retired, The United Methodist Church

Bishop Sharon Zimmerman Rader, retired, The United Methodist Church

Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel, retired The United Methodist Church

Bishop Al Gwinn, The United Methodist Church, Retired

Rev. Dr . Thomas Hudspeth, Pastor of the Deaf, the United Methodist Church

Bishop Alfred Johnson,  retired Bishop, The United Methodist Church

Bishop Susan W. Hassinger, The United Methodist Church, Retired

Local and Regional Leaders

Alabama

Farook Chandiwala

Rev. David Edwards, Stapleton United Methodist Church

The Rev. Dr. Sam Persons Parkes, Pastor, Cloverdale UMC, Dothan, Alabama

Rev. Marjorie E. Palmer, retired UM pastor

John P. Mobley, Regional Minister, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Alabama-Northwest Florida

Rev. Angie Wright, Greater Birmingham Ministries

Alaska

Rev. Dr. Phil Campbell, Pastor, Northern Light United Church, and John Wesley Iliff Senior Adjunct Lecturer in Ministry and Social Justice, Iliff School of Theology

Arizona

Rev. Sherry Brady, United Methodist Church

Don Benton, Pastor, Scottsdale United Methodist Church

Imam Siraj Mufti, Nation of Islam

Grace Bunker, Casas Adobes Congregational Church, United Curch of Christ

Lori Tapia, Pastor, Disciples of Christ Iglesia Alas de Salvacion Gilbert, Arizona

Rev. Ailsa Guardiola Gonazlez, Pastor, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Tucson

Rev. Kathleen Day, United Christian Ministry at Northern Arizona University

Rev. Lori Tapia, Pastor, Iglesia Alas de Salvacion, Gilbert, AZ., Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Rev. Ken Heintzelman, Senior Minister, Shadow Rock United Church of Christ

Adam Estle, Executive Director, Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding

Don Benton, pastor, Scottsdale United Methodist Church, Scotttsdale, AZ

Bishop Stephen S.Talmage, Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Julie Carson, Minister of Formation, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Tempe, AZ

Arkansas

Rev. Victor H. Nixon, Retired, Arkansas Conference

Rev. Jason Smith, Congregational Engagement Specialist, Alliance of Baptists

The Reverend Craig Gavin, Priest-In-Charge, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Rogers, Arkansas

The Rev. Brooks Cato, Arkansas

Rev. Sara Milford, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Diocese of Arkansas

The Rev. Joyce Hardy, deacon, Christ Episcopal Church, Diocese of Arkansas

The Rev. Sandra Curtis, Arkansas

California

Rev. Melinda Teter Dodge, Pastor, Los Altos United Methodist Church

Rev. David Jamir

Rev. Dr. J.T. Greenleaf, Lead Pastor Redlands 1st United Methodist Church

Rev. Deacon Matthew Ari Jendian, Armenian Orthodox Church

Rev. Alison Hendley, San Rafael First United Methodist Church

Rev. Lisa Gay Santiago, Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Ontario

Rev. Diane Mettam

The Rev. Frederick Birten Morris, Pastor, North Hills United Methodist Church Mission

Rev. Lawrence Young

Reverend Eric Smith, Lead Pastor,Foothills United Methodist Church, La Mesa, CA

Rev. Sandie Richards, Pastor, First United Methodist Church of San Fernando, CA

J. James Mowry, retired United Methodist Minister and U.S. Navy Chaplain

Rev. Dr. Karen S. Dalton, Associate Dean/Professor, Claremont School of Theology, The United Methodist Church

Rev. Erika Gara, Lead Pastor, Hope United Methodist Church, Torrance, CA

Rev. Greg Batson, The United Methodist Church, California-Pacific Conference

Stephanie Rice, Pastor of United Methodist Church of La Mirada

Rev. Kathy Cooper Ledesma, Senior Pastor, Hollywood United Methodist Church

Rahel Lee-Yoo, Pastor at University United Methodist Church

Rev. Phillips S. Whang

Rev. Ken Suhr, Senior Pastor of Faith United Methodist Church

Rev. Camille Mattick, Simi Valley United Methodist Church

Rev. Matt Seargeant, Chino United Methodist Church

Rev. Christian DeMent, Pastor, Santee United Methodist Church

Rev. Sue  Farley, United Methodist Clergy, retired

Rev. Tonya S. Harris

Rev. James A. White

Rahel Lee-Yoo, Pastor at University United Methodist Church

Rev. James Dollins, Pastor, Anaheim United Methodist Church

Rev. Paige Eaves, Lead Pastor, University United Methodist Church, Irvine

Rev. Matthew M. McPhee, Pastor, Bishop, Big Pine, and Independence, CA

Rev. Sharon Snapp-Kolas

Rev. Bethany Carpenter, Pastor, Bardsdale United Methodist Church, Fillmore, CA.

Rev. Ken McMillan, United Methodist Minister (Retired)

Rev. Holly J. Reinhart-Marean, First United Methodist Church of Whittier, California, Pastor

Rev. Jennifer Gutierrez, Pastor St. John’s United Methodist Church, Los Angeles

Kirsten S. Oh, American Public university

Rev. Patricia Farris, Senior Minister Santa Monica First United Methodist Church

Rev. Paul A. Hill, Grace UMC, LA

Rev. Alexandro E. Vilches

Rev. Barbara B. Troxell, retired United Methodist clergy

Rev. Debbie Gara

Rev. Jeanette Ham, Foothills United Methodist Church

Rev. Janet Gollery McKeithen, minister of the Church in Ocean Park, United Methodist Church and President of the Westside Interfaith Coalition

Rev. John Fanestil, First United Methodist Church, San Diego

Carolyn Krantz, Pastoral Associate for Social Justice, St. Ignatius of Antioch, CA

Rev. Kristi Denham, Pastor, Congregational Church of Belmont, UCC, Belmont, CA, Founder of the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition

The Rev. Lydia Sohn, Methodist

Rev. Edward J. Hansen, United Methodist Pastor, retired

Rev. Lily M. Villamin, First United Methodist Church of Ontario

Rev. Dr. Daesun Chung, Pastor of East Whittier United Methodist Church

Rev. Dawn King, Methodist

Rev. Jim Conn, Church in Ocean Park

Rev. Mary Kay Will, The United Methodist Church, Retired

Rev. Elisa Wright, The United Methodist Church

The Rev. R. Preston Price, The United Methodist Church, Los Angeles Episcopal Area

Rev. Richard A Bolin, United Methodist clergy, retired, Los Osos, CA

Pastor David Serven, Winchester and San Jacinto United Methodist Churches

Rev. Ilse Peetz, retired elder, United Methodist Church.

Rev. Jessica Strysko, Associate Pastor First United Methodist Church of San Diego

Rev. Jeri Newell-Davis, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, San Diego, California

Rev. Rex S. Wignall, Pastor of Sun City United Methodist Church, Menifee, CA

Rev. Joanne Satterburg, Pastor – The United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. George R. Crisp (Ret.)

Rev. Kevin L. Jones, United Methodist Church, Retired

Pastor Robin Wells, Associate Pastor for Outreach, Church of the Wayfarer, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Eva Seligman-Kennard, Jewish Community Relations Council

Rev. Alice Ann Glenn, United Methodist, Monterey, CA

Marcia A. Heerema,. Director, Bardsdale United Methodist Church Orange Pealers, Fillmore, California

Rev. Jonathan Park, Abundant Life Community, Korean United Methodist Church of California

Rev. Amy Rosenbaum, Hospice Chaplain, The United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, California

Pastor Alan Strout, First United Methodist Church of Santa Barbara

The Rev. Dr. Mark L. Richardson, Lead Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Santa Barbara, CA

Rev. Craig Dorval, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, San Diego

Rev. Sophia DeWitt, First Congregational Church UCC, Fresno, CA

Rev. Kathryn M. Schreiber, The United Church of Christ, Fresno Area

The Reverend Steven Isenman, Hospice Chaplain

Pastor Bill Knezovich, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, ELCA

May Tag Yang, The Pink House, Fresno Institute for Urban Leadership

Noemi Vega, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Rev Natalie C Chamberlain, Disciples of Christ-Visalia

Rev. Rebecca Littlejohn, Vista La Mesa Christian Church, La Mesa, CA

Reverend Edward W. McRae, Episcopal School of Jacksonville

The Rev Paige Blair-Hubert, Rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Del Mar, California

The Very Rev. Penelope Bridges, Dean, St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, San Diego

Rev. Jason Bense, Pastor, Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Sacramento, California

Rev. Sandi John, Salem Presbyterian Church

Rev. Chris Rankin-Williams, Rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ross, California

Rev. Heather Leslie Hammer, Lynnewood United Methodist Church, Pleasanton

Sister Kathleen Bryant RSC, Religious Sisters of Charity

Rev. Robert J. Wagener, MA, MDiv, President and Founder – Training Direct and The Center for Medical Ethics and Mediation

Rev. James R. Powell, United Methodist Church, North District Superintendent, California Pacific Conference

Bishop Minerva G. Carcano, The United Methodist Church, Los Angeles Area

Rev. John Farley, District Superintendent: South District of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church

Rev. Gregory Douglass, pastor Native American United Methodist Church of Southern California & Native American Fellowship, Los Angeles

Rev. Dr. Alan Jones

Rev. Will McGarvey, Pastor of Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg, CA and Exec. Director of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County

Rev. J. Delton Pickering, Pastor, United Methodist Church, California-Pacific Conference

Rev. Dr. Rick Schlosser, Executive Director and CEO, California Council of Churches/IMPACT

Rev. Diane Weible, Conference Minister, Northern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Rick Schlosser, Executive Director and CEO, California Council of Churches/IMPACT

Imam Seyed Ali Ghazvini, the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, CA

The Rev. Mark W. Holmerud, Bishop, Sierra Pacific Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Stephen Voss, President, International Institute of Los Angeles

Rev. Donald P. Lee, First United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. Amy Aitken, California Heughts United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. Sharon Rhodes-Wickett, Claremont United Methodist Church

Rev. Debbie Sperry, Valenica United Methodist Church

Rev. Sarah Heath, Site Pastor for Shepherd of the Hills- a multi site United Methodist Church, Orange County California

Rev. David O. Beadles, Anaheim United Methodist Church

Rev. Steve Marshall, Pastor Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church

Rev. Michael J. Carlson, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The Rev. Dr. DarEll T Weist, First United Methodist Church, Los Angeles

Rev. Donald L. Smith (HR), Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

The Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin, Bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Steve Islander

Bro. Mark Schroeder, O.F.M., Animator, Franciscans for Justice

The Rev. Mark W. Holmerud, Bishop, Sierra Pacific Synod, ELCA, Sacramento, CA

Rev. David K. Farley, Director of Justice & Compassion Ministries, United Methodist Church, Cal-Pac Conference

Rev. Sunyoung Lee, Point Loma United Methodist Church, South District, California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Rev. Randa D’Aoust, Pastor United Methodist Church California-Pacific Annual Conference

Rev. Nancy Goyings, Pastor, United Methodist Church, California-Pacific Annual Conference

Adriana Garcia, California

The Rev. Dr. Ernest L Lewis, California

Colorado

Rev. Kerry Greenhill, Lakewood United Methodist Church, Lakewood, Colorado

Rev. Katherine Raley, Colorado Springs, First Christian Church

Rev. Beverly Fest, United Methodist Hospital Chaplain, retired

Sister Rita Cammack, OSFm President, Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Denver

Bishop James W Gonia, Rocky Mountain Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Connecticut

Pastor Ximena Varas, The United Methodist Church, Saint Andrew’s UMC

Sister Elaine Betoncourt Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chambery

Rev. Dr. Paul C. Hayes, Noank Baptist Church, Groton CT

Rev. Patricia Leonard-Pasley, Rector, St. Andrews Episcopal Church

Rev. Sharon Gracen, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Branford, CT

The Rev’d Pamela Owen Strobel, Connecticut

Delaware

Rev. Dr. Tom Pasmore, Lead Pastor, Avenue United Methodist Church

Florida

Rev Peter Cottrell, Coronado Community United Methodist Church, New Smyrna Beach

Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland A Church Distributed

Rev. Eve MacMaster, Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Gainesville, Florida

Rev. Dr. Robert K. Carpenter, Retired Pastor, American Baptist Churches, USA

Imam Abdurrahman Sykes, President, Islamic Society Leading American Muslims (I.S.L.A.M. Inc.), Winter Park, Florida

Rev. Taka Ishii, New York Annual Conference

Bishop Robert G. Schaefer, Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Rev. Mark Andrew Jones, BSG, Rector of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Rev. Mary Anne Dorner, Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida

Georgia

Rev. Dcn. Leeann Culbreath, Deacon, Episcopal Diocese of Georgia

Rev. Kathy Manis Findley, Baptist Minister and Hospital Chaplain, Retired

Rev. Lisa Garvin, Associate Dean of the Chapel & Religious Life, Emory University

Rev. Thomas Martin, Lead Pastor Sandy Springs UMC

Rev. Timothy J. Bagwell, Centenary UMC

Rosetta E. Ross, Spelman University

Rev. Tommy Martin, The United Methodist Church, South Georgia Annual Conference

Rev. Dr. Susan Martin Taylor, Pastor, Starrsville United Methodist Church

Rev. Danita Poston Knowles, Pastor, Trinity UMC, Tifton,GA.

Hawaii

Rev. Tim Ellington, Kailua United Methodist Church

Rev. Jay Ahn, Kam-Nam United Methodist Church

Rev. Barbara Grace Ripple, United Methodist Church of Oahu

Illinois

Sr. Judith David, Srs. of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St.Francis Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Rev. Sherrie R. Lowly, Elder, United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. Lisl Heymans Paul, The United Methodist Church, Northern Illinois Episcopal Area

Becky Dees-McMahon

Rev. Robert J. Wulff, Ordained United Methodist Minister

Rev. John Bell, Senior Pastor, Wesley United Methodist Church, Aurora, IL

Rev. Dr. Margaret Ann Crain, Professor Emeritus, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Rev. Sherry Scates, Minister of Faith Formation, Plainfield United Methodist Church, Plainfield, IL

Stephen F. Jackson, Coordinator, Interfaith Action Committee for Economic Justice, Joliet, IL

Rabbi Seth M. Limmer, Chicago Sinai Congregation

Rabbi Maralee Gordon, Crystal Lake, IL

Laura Foerster, RN, BSN, JD, Justice & Witness Team Member, Illinois South Conference, United Church of Christ, Highland, IL

Rev. Alka Lyall, Broadway United Methodist Church

Connie Sinn, Elder, First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Peoria, Illinois

Sister. Rose Mary Meyer, Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

Bishop Sally Dyck, The United Methodist Church, Chicago Area

Rev. Dr. E. Byron Anderson, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL

Rev. Chris Walters, Board of Directors, Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors

Nancy L. Oetter, Regional Coordinator, Pax Christi Illinois

Rev. Esther Lee, The New Hope Church of Michigan

Rev. Richard Mosley, Jr., Pastor of Hemenway UMC

Dean Koldenhoven, 2002 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award and Former Mayor of Palos Heights, IL

Sr. Bernadine Karge, Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, Chicago, IL

Sr. Rose Mary Meyer, IL

Sr. Rose Therese Nolta, SSpS, Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters – USA,JPIC

Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL JPIC Committee

Indiana

Rev. Darren Cushman Wood, Senior Pastor, North United Methodist Church

Rev. Lisa Schubert Nowling, pastor, College Avenue United Methodist Church, Muncie, IN

Rev. Howard Boles, First UMC, Columbus, IN

Faryal M Khatri, Communications Director, IMCA

Dr Mazen Kudaimi, President, Illiana Islamic Association, Highland

Rev. Bryan W. Langdoc, Pastor, Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church

Pastor Tiffany Williams, St. Paul-Brightwood, UMC

Rev. Cheryl M. Cloar, Interim Pastor, North Christian Church

Rev. Dr. James I. Higginbotham, Associate Professor, Earlham School of Religion

Bishop William O. Gafkjen, Indiana-Kentucky Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Deaconess Carleen Miller, ELCA Indianapolis, IN

Iowa

Sister Mary McCauley, BVM -Crossing Borders-Dubuque

Rev. Jim Dale, The United Methodist Church

Rev. Jonathan Bailey, Lead Pastor at Aldersgate UMC in Urbandale, IA

Rev. Dr. Mary L Fraser, Ph.D., United Methodist

The Reverend W. Michael Biklen, UM Pastor, retired, Iowa UMC

Rev. Eugene C Kutsch, Retired Pastor, Archdiocese of Dubuque, IA

Rev. Brian E. Carter, Legislative Advocate Team Leaders  for the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church

Rev. Darline Balm-Demmel, Retired elder, Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church

Bishop Steven L. Ullestad, Northeastern Iowa Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Bishop Michael L Burk, Southeastern Iowa Synod ELCA

Bishop Rodger Prois, Western Iowa Synod, ELCA

Rev. Ed O’Melia, retired Catholic priest

Kansas

Rev Loren Drummond, Pastor Lyndon United Methodist Church

Reverend Jack M. Dickson, Shepard’s Grace Church

Rev. Michelle M. Reed, pastor of Woodland United Methodist Church, Wichita, KS

Rev. Kurt Cooper, United Methodist Campus Minister, Emporia, KS

The Rev. Steven King, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas

The Very Reverend Thomas L. Wilson, Dean of the Southwest Convocation, Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, Rector, St. Andews’s Episcopal Church, Derby, Kansas

Kentucky

The Rev. Dr. Donna T. Morton

Rev. D. Anthony Everett, Wesley United Methodist Church, Lexington, KY

The Rev. Kate Byrd, Christ Church Cathedral

The Rev Dr Keila C Thomas, KY

Sr. Alice Gerdeman,CDP, Superior, United States Province, Congregation of Divine Providence

Louisiana

Bishop Michael Rinehart, TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Dr. Patricia T. Bates, Peace with Justice Coordinator, Louisiana Annual Conference, Deacon, The United Methodist Church

Rev. Lane Cotton Winn, Pearl River United Methodist Church

Rev. Josh Milliron, McGuire United Methodist

Maine

Rev. Dr. Pat MacHugh, The United Methodist Church, New England Conference, Northern Maine District Superintendent

Rev. Jacquelyn Brannen, The United Methodist Church of Auburn, Maine

Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill, United Methodist Pastor, Portland

Rev. Amelia Hagen, retired Episcopal priest

The Rev. Susan Murphy,  Priest, Episcopal

Maryland

The Rev. Dr. Scott Slater, Canon to the Ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

The Reverend Lauren Welch, President, Association For Episcopal Deacons, Deacon for Mission, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

The Rev. Rob Boulter, Acting Dean, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore, MD

Rev. Dr. Roderick J. Miller, Senior Pastor, Towson United Methodist Church, Towson, Maryland

Rev. Dr. David A. Highfield, Hunt’s Memorial United Methodist Church

The Rev. Leslie Gaye Slak, United Methodist Church Peninsula Delaware Conference, retired

Rev. Dr. Woodrow Rea, Senior Pastor, The Interfaith Chapel, Silver Spring, Maryland

Rev. Chris Owens, The United Methodist Church, Trinity UMC, Annapolis, MD

Bishop Forrest C. Stith, Asbury United Methodist Church, Retired

Bishop Marcus Matthews, The United Methodist Church, Washington Episcopal Area

Rev. Allen V. Harris, Regional Minister, Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) Capital Area

The Rev. Richard H. Graham, Bishop, Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Rev. Adrien P. Dawson, Rector St. Mark’s on the Hill Episcopal Church, Pikesville, MD

The Rev. Arianne R. Weeks, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

The Rev. Charles Cloughen, Jr.,Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

Reverend Jon Shematek

Massachusetts

Pastor Alecia Reeves-Freeman, First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist, Winthrop, Massachusetts

Rev. Joyce M. Whetstone, retired Elder

Rev. Steve Garnaas-Holmes, S. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Acton MA

Rev. Dr. Charlene Zuill, Elder, California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church

Sheila R. Decter, Executive Director, Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action

Nancy R. Frantz, Lay Leader; United Methodist Church, Needham, MA

Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird, Pastor, The First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain

Abdul Cader Asmal MD PhD FRCP, Past President of the Islamic Center of Boston, Past President of the Islamic Council of New England, Co-chair of Communications Islamic Council

Rev. Tom Macaulay, Retired United Methodist Pastor

Rev. David M Bryce, Senior Minister, The First Church In Belmont, Unitarian Universalist, Belmont, Massachusetts

The Rev. Janet Whaley Zimmerman, Priest in Charge, Grace Church: an Episcopal Community in the Southern Berkshires

The Rev. Margot D. Critchfield, Rector, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Cohasset, MA

The Rev. Samuel J. Smith, Priest in Charge, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Stockbridge, MA

Michigan

Rev. David Huseltine, Pastor of Big Beaver UMC Troy, MI

The Rev. J. Douglas Paterson, Ann Arbor First United Methodist Church

Dr. Rouzana Hares DDS FAGD, President Board of Director. The Unity Center of Bloomfield Hills

Rev. Robert D. Schoenhals, Pastor, First United Methodist Church of Ferndale

Rev. Suzanne Walls, Beverly HIlss United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. Alfred T. Bamsey, Retired UMC pastor, Consultant, and Mentor

Daniel Phillips, University of Michigan

Pastor Dale Milford, Waterford Four Towns United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. Sid L Mohn, oef, United Church of Christ

Rev. Paul Perez, Director of Mission and Justice Engagement & Leadership Recruitment, The Detroit Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

Rev. Elizabeth A. Hill

The Rev. George Covintree, Chairperson, Board of Justice, Advocacy, and Equity, Detroit Annual Conference, UMC

Sr. Mary Jane Herb, IHM, President, IHM Sisters Monroe, Michigan

The Rev. Craig Alan Satterlee, Ph.D., Bishop, North West Lower Michigan Synod ELCA

Bishop Donald P. Kreiss, Southeast Michigan Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Mollie Clements, Retired United Methodist Pastor

Rev. Dr. Jill Hardt Zundel, Detroit Conference, United Methodist Church

Fahd Al-Saghir, M.D, Chair of the Boar of Trustees, Muslim Unity Center

Rev’d Deacon Judith Schellhammer, St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

The Rev. Diana Walworth, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

Minnesota

The Rev. Susan Daughtry, Episcopal Church in Minnesota

Pastor Robert Munneke, Chair, Immigration, Refugee and Asylum Seekers Justice, NE MN Synod –    ELCA

Dr. Ron Pagnucco, Chair of the Board, Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization

Rev. Debra Jene Collum, Pastor Chatfield UMC, Chatfield MN

Bishop Thomas M. Aitken, Evangelical Lutheran church in America, Northeastern MN Synod

Rev. Adam Blons, Senior Minister at Macalester Plymouth United Church, St. Paul, MN

Connie Lacher, OFS

Rev. Robert Munneke, Immigration Task Force for NE MN Synod of ELCA

Rev. Debra Jene Collum, pastor Chatfield United Methodist Church, Chatfield, MN

Rev. John R. Guttermann, Covenant Minister United Church of Christ New Brighton – Lead Organizer Conversations With Friends (visiting, supporting, and advocating for people detained by ICE)

Rev. Carissa Lick, Deacon in Minnesota Annual Conference

Rev. Jean E. Rollin, United Methodist Church, Common Ground: A United Methodist Community, Cambridge, MN

Rev. Suzanne Mades, United Methodist

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, College of Saint Benedict

Reverend Shari Prestemon, Conference Minister of MN Conference United Church of Christ

Diane M. Haines, Chair MN Conference UCC Immigration Team

Rev. Steven H Delzer, Bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Bishop Ann Svennungsen, Minneapolis Area Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Bishop Jon V. Anderson, Southwestern MN Synod ELCA

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, The United Methodist Church, Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area

Kimberly Heise

Rev. Christine Seaton, Episcopal priest

The Rev. Lisa White Smith

The Rev. Susan Daughtry, Episcopal Church in Minnesota

Mississippi

Rev. Paige Swaim-Presley, Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Rev. Justin White, Senior Pastor Greenville FUMC, MS.

Clay F. Lee, Bishop, Retired, The United Methodist Church

Missouri

The Very Rev. Mike Kinman, Dean, Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal)

Sr. Carol Orf, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon, MO

Rev. Kendra Nolde, Gethsemane Lutheran Church

Rev. Cynthia S. Bumb, United Church of Christ, St. Louis, MO

Sister Marie Orf , Sister of the Most Precious Blood, O’Fallon, MO

Virginia Jaskiewicz, CPPS  Sister of the Most Precious Blood

Rev. Harold Johnson, Restorative Justice Coordinator, Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church

Director of Beyond the Fences-Ministries of Restorative Justice

Sr. Rita Ann Bregenhorn, OSU, Ursulines of the Roman Union, Central Province

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis

Rev. Joe Behen, Rector, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kansas City, MO

Montana

Rev. Dr. Charles J. Alkula, Stevensville United Methodist Church

Bishop Jessica Crist, Montana Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Chair of the ELCA Conference of Bishops

Rev. Michael S. Mulberry, Senior Minister, Billings First Church (UCC), Billings, MT

New Hampshire

Joyce Ray, Syrian Refugee Mission Group Chair, New Hampshire Conference United Church of Christ

Rev. Dawn E. Garrett-Larsen, Pastor of Nelson Congregational Church

Rev. Michael Scott, pastor, Dublin Community Church, Dublin New Hampshire

Nebraska

Rev. Teresa Hufford

United Methodist Pastor retired . James S. Brewer

Rev. Richard O. Randolph, Ph.D., Senior Pastor, Christ United Methodist Church

The Very Reverend Craig Loya, Dean, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska

The Rev. Canon Judi A. Yeates, The Episcopal Church, Diocese of Nebraska

Rev. Susanna DesMarais, Pastor, Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity Lincoln, Nebraska

Rev. Kim E. Roberts, Priest in Charge, St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church, Omaha, NE

Rev. Jamie Norwich McLennan, First United Methodist Church

Bishop Brian Maas, Nebraska Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

New Jersey

Rev. David Wiley

Rev. Dr. Bradford L. Motta, Senior Pastor Morrow Memorial Church, Maplewood, NJ

Shivonne C. McKay, Pastor, Galilee United Methodist Church, Greater New Jersey Conference

Bishop John Schol, The United Methodist Church, Greater New Jersey

Bishop Tracie L. Bartholomew, New Jersey Synod ELCA

Rev. Dr. Debra L. Duke, Vice Moderator, Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor, The Community Church of Mountain Lakes

Rev. Patricia Wentworth, First United Methodist church of Mount Ephrain

Rev. E. Joy Kulvicki, Minister Associate at All Saints’ Church, Princeton

Rev. Julie Yarborough, Christ Church, Summit, NJ

The Rev. Diana L. Wilcox, Rector, Christ Episcopal Church in Bloomfield & Glen Ridge, NJ

The Rev. Hugh E. Brown, III, D. Min., Rector, All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Princeton, New Jersey

The Rev. Valerie L. Balling, Rector, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Monmouth Junction

New Mexico

Bro. Mark Schroeder, O.F.M., Animator, Franciscans for Justice

Rev. Nancy M. Wilson, Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church

Dr. Michael J. Adee, Global Faith and Justice Project, Santa Fe, New Mexico

New York

Bishop Jane Allen Middleton, Regional Bishop, New York Annual Conference, White Plains, NY

The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin Suffragan, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York

The Venerable William C. Parnell, Archdeacon for Mission, Episcopal Diocese of New York and President, New York State Council of Churches

Sister Carol De Angelo, SC, Director of Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation for the Sisters of Charity of New York

Rev. Jeffrey B. Childs, pastor of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church

Prof. Faroque A Khan-Member Board of Trustees of Islamic Center of Long Island, Westbury, New York

The Rev. Stefanie L. Bennett, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Amityville, New York

Rev. Doris K. Dalton, Executive Director, Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence

Sister Donna McGartland, OSF, Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities

Rev. Dr. Gary E. Doupe, UM pastor, retired

Rev. Luis-Alfredo Cartagena Zayas, Associate Pastor for Outreach, Park Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) & United Church of Christ

Rt. Rev. Michael Potvin-Frost, Transformational Catholic Church, St. Francis of Assisi Ministry

Bishop F. Herbert Skeete, Rtd. United Methodist Church

Bishop Jane Allen Middleton, The United Methodist Church, New York Area

Rev. Brooke Newell, Director of Social Witness, NY State Council of Churches

Rev. John Stanley Macholz, Bishop, Upstate New York Synod-Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Rev. Hector Laporta, Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, New York

Rev. Jeff Wells, The Church of the Village, New York City

Jane Finnerty, Ursulines of the Eastern Province of the United States

Rev. Paul A. Fleck, Pastor, Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, Chair, New York Annual Conference Board of Church & Society

Rev. Matt Curry, Director of Connectional Ministries

The Rev. Merle Showers, The United Methodist Church, Upper New York

Sister Maggie Kelly, SC, New York

Lesley Adams

Rev. Andrew Ludwig, Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church

Rev. Canon Patti Welch, Canon for Education, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York

The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell, Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), NYC

The Rev. Ellen L. Brauza, Priest-in-Charge, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Buffalo, NY

The Rev. Joe Parrish

The Rev. Katharine Flexer, Rector, St Michael’s Episcopal Church, New York City

North Carolina

Rev. William R. Garrard, Jr., Retired United Methodist Clergy

Rev. Michael Elliott, United Methodist Pastor

Rev. Jonathan Gaylord, Providence United Methodist Church, Marion, North Carolina, Western North Carolina Annual Conference, United Methodist Church

Rev. Paul Brown, Senior Pastor, Canton Central United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. Nancy Carol Stahl, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor, Montagnard Relations, Coordinator for First Christian Church, Charlotte, Chair of Anti-Racism Pro-Reconciliation Commission in North Carolina

Rev. Wil Posey, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Hickory, NC

Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, The United Methodist Church, North Carolina Conference

Sister Rose Marie Tresp, Director of Justice, Sisters of Mercy South Central Community

Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Wingeier, Emeritus Professor, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Bishop Timothy M. Smith, NC Synod of the ELCA

Rev. Lisa N. Yebuah, Edenton Street United Methodist ChurchOhio

Bishop C. Joseph Sprague, The United Methodist Church, Ohio

Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer, The United Methodist Church, Ohio West Episcopal Area

Rev. Darryl Fairchild, Pastor, Bellbrook United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. Julie Carmean, West Ohio Conference, William Street UMC

Rev. Louise R. Seipel, Pastor, Broad Street United Methodist Church, Columbus

Rev. Nestor Nazario, Pastor of Hope UMC

Rev. Thomas B. Mellott, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Bowling Green

Rev. Mark Reed, Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Ohio

The Rev. Deacon Barbara J. Maxwell, The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio

Rev. Darryl Fairchild, Pastor, Bellbrook United Methodist Church

Rev.Dr. Julie Carmean, West Ohio Conference, William Street UMC

Rev. Louise R. Seipel, Pastor, Broad Street United Methodist Church, Columbus

Rev. Nestor Nazario, Pastor of Hope UMC

Rev. Thomas B. Mellott, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Bowling Green, Ohio

Rev. Mark Reed, Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Rabbi Sigma Faye Coran, Rockdale Temple, Cincinnati, Ohio

Rev. Dr. Michael D. Castle, President, Alliance of Baptists

Bishop C. Joseph Sprague, The United Methodist Church

Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer, The United Methodist Church, Ohio West Episcopal Area

The Rev. Abraham D. Allende, Bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod, ELCA

Bishop Suzanne Darcy Dillahunt, Southern Ohio Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church In America

Oklahoma

Bishop Charles N. Crutchfield, The United Methodist Church (Retired)

Dr. B. Gordon Edwards, Presbyterian Church (USA)

Rev. Elizabeth Horton-Ware, Pastor & Director of the Welsey Foundation at Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Oregon

Rev. Timothy F. Winslea, RN, Teaching Elder Montavilla United Methodist Church, Portland OR

Rev. Julia Nielsen, University Park United Methodist Church

Rae Anne Lafrenz, Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice

Rev. Dr. Sally L. Godard, United Church of Christ, Unidos Bridging Community, McMinnville, OR

Bishop Dave Brauer-Rieke, Oregon Synod – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Pennsylvania

Rev. Mark Terwilliger, Pastor, Countryside Community United Methodist Church, Clarks Summit, PA

Nancy J. Shane, retired United Methodist Local Pastor, Christ UMC, Lansdale, PA

Sr. Frances Murray, OSF, Chair – Justice and Peace Committee, Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Rev. Matthew C. Staniz, Pastor, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Devon, PA

Rev. Jacob Waybright, United Methodist

Sister Dominica Lo Bianco, OSF

Rev. Bruce Lewandowski, C.Ss.R., Office for Cultural Ministries – Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Sister Colleen Dauerbach SSJ, Social Justice Coordinator, Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sister Jeanette Bussen, CSJ, Coordinator of Justice,Peace, Integrity of Creation Office, Baden, Pennsylvania

Sr. Mary Pellegrino, CSJ, Congregational Moderator, Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, PA

The Rev. Ryan R. Whitley, Rector, The Nevil Memorial Church of St. George (Episcopal), Ardmore, PA.

Rev. Linda Orsen Theophilus, Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Eastmont, Pittsburgh, PA

Sister Suzanne Susany Sisters Of Saint Francis

The Reverend Sally Jo Snyder, Director of Advocacy and Consumer Engagement

Judith Bernstein-Baker, Executive Director, HIAS Pennsylvania

Sister Anne P. Myers, SSJ, Congregational President, Sisters of Saint Joseph, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

Bishop Claire S Burkat, Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA

Bishop Michael L. Rhyne, Bishop of the Allegheny Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Bishop James S. Dunlop, The Lower Susquehanna Synod Of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson, The United Methodist Church, Philadelphia Episcopal Area

Sister Suzanne Susany OSF, PA

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA

The Rev. Peter A. Pettit, PhD, ELCA, Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA

Rev. J. Timothy Fisher, Pastor, Bushkill/Chapman Quarries Charge, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, United Methodist Church

Rev. Michelle Boomgaard, The Episcopal Church, Diocese of Pittsburgh

Sister Suzanne Susany OSF

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA

The Rev. Canon Maria W. E. Tjeltveit, Canon for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem; Rector, Episcopal Church of the Mediator, Allentown, PA

The Rev. Twila Smith, missioner, Episcopal Church of the Mediator and priest-in-charge, Grace Episcopal Church, Allentown, PA

South Carolina

Bishop (Retired) Kenneth L. Carder, The United Methodist Church

Rev. Wendy Hudson-Jacoby, pastor of North Charleston United Methodist Church

Bishop Herman Yoos , South Carolina Synod, ELCA

South Dakota

Rev. Carissa Lick, Deacon at Parker United Methodist Church and ELL Teacher at Parker School District

Tennessee

Mrs. Beverly E. Job, member of Belmont United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee.

Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Moore, The United Methodist Church, Retired, Greater New Jersey Annual Conference

Rev. Dr. Merrill M. Hawkins, Jr., Pastor, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Morristown District, Holston Conference, Professor of Religion, Carson-Newman University

Rev. Matthew L. Kelley, Chair, Conference Committee on Church and Society, Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church

Rev. Ingrid McIntyre, Executive Director, Open Table Nashville

Rev. Charles L. White, Jr., Senior Pastor, Gordon Memorial UMC

Rev. Frits D Haverkamp, Northside Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The Rev. Thomas A. Momberg, Vicar, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Cordova, Tennessee

Rev. Merrilee Wineinger, The United Methodist Church, Tennessee Annual Conference

Rev. Ayanna Watkins, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Julian Gordy, Bishop, ELCA Southeastern Synod

Rev. James E. Cole, Pastor, Antioch United Methodist Church

The Rev. RJ Powell, Curate, St. James Episcopal Church, Knoxville, TN

Texas

Rev. Allen Noah

Rev. Tracey Beadle, Associate Pastor, Manchaca UMC, Manchaca, TX

Rev. Gordon Johnson, Minister of Pastoral Care, New World United Methodist Church, Arlington, TX

Rev. Rusty Teeter, Director, Wesley Foundation of Austin United Methodist Campus Ministry

Pastor Preston W. Weaver, Senior Pastor, Kirkwood United Methodist Church, Irving, Texas

Rev. J. D. Allen, Pastor, First United Methodist Church of Boyd

Cynthia B. Astle, O.S.L., Certified Spiritual Director, Dallas, TX

Rev. Dr. Paul L. Escamilla, Senior Pastor, Saint John’s United Methodist Church, Austin, TX

Pastor Hiram “Doc” Jones, The United Methodist Church, Montgomery, TX

Rev. Dr. Carolyn L. Stapleton, Sr. Pastor, First United Methodist Church of Sabinal

Rev. Glenda Whitehead, Journey of Faith United Methodist Church

Rev. Dale Weise, First United Methodist Church, San Angelo, Texas

Dana Lobaugh, Minister of Music and Worship, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Arlington, TX

Kay W. Van Dorn, Vice-Chair, First Christian Church, Lexington, Texas

Jan Flavin, Azle Christian Church, Board Chair, Azle, Texas

Matthew Hudman, Missions Minister, Azle Christian Church (DOC)

Nancy Robbins, Vice Chair, Azle Christian Church

Sister Margaret Bulmer, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston Office of Social Concerns

Bishop Kevin S. Kanouse, Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod, ELCA

Bishop Michael Rinehart, TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Bishop Janice Riggle Huie, The United Methodist Church, Houston Episcopal area

Rev. Kelly S. Allen, Pastor, University Presbyterian Church and chair, Interfaith Welcome Coalition, San Antonio

The Rev. Richard T. Speer

Vermont

Rev. Leslie D. Tawnamaia

Virginia

Rev. Norma Aguilar, Ramsey Memorial United Methodist Church

Rev. Haley dos Santos, The United Methodist Church, Pleasant View Charge

Rev. Elizabeth Buxton, Pastor, Batesville UMC

Rev. Craig Muffley, Eastland United Methodist Church

Syed Moktadir, Adams Center

Rev. M. Garey Eakes, Silverbrook United Methodist Church, Lorton, VA

Rev. Pete Geoffrion, Glosbrenner United Methodist Church

Rev. Lauren Lobenhofer, Pastor of Gum Spring United Methodist Church

Rev. Andy Brock, Winchester District Churches United Methodist Church

Rev. Leah Grundset Davis, communications specialist, Alliance of Baptists

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Kruschwitz, Gayton Road Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Richmond

Rev. Allie Rosner Bass, Arlington Temple United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. John D. Copenhaver, Prof. Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy, Shenandoah University

Bishop James F. Mauney, Virginia Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Deacon Katharine B. Chase, Ascension Episcopal Church, Amherst VA

Rev. Kelly Moughty, The Episcopal Church

The Rev. Christine Payden-Travers, retired Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia

The Rev. Claire M Hunkins, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Jenkins Bridge, Diocese of Southern Virginia; Board President, Accomack Interfaith Crisis Council

The Rev. Claudia W. Merritt, priest, St. James the Less, Ashland VA

The Rev. David Keill, Rector, Christ Ascension Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia

The Rev. Gary D. Jones, Rector, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia

The Rev. Leslie J. Hague, Episcopal priest, Arlington, Virginia

The Rev. Susan MacDonald, rector, St. Paul’s on the Hill Episcopal Church, Winchester, Va.

The Reverend Hillary T. West, Priest, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Oak Hill, Virginia

Washington

Rev. Dr. Mary Petrina Boyd, Pastor, Langley United Methodist Church, Langley, Washington

Rev. Christopher Gudger-Raines

Rev. Thomas Quigley, Retired Ecumenical Executive

Rev. Dr. Kathryn A. Morse, Pastor, Vashon United Methodist Church

Rev. Meredith Manning Brown, Lead Pastor, Evergreen United Methodist Church, Lacey, WA

Rev. Richenda Fairhurst, Camas United Methodist Church

The Rev. Kirby Unti, Bishop Northwest Washington Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Wendy J. Taylor, Spiritual Director

Rev. Michael Denton, Conference Minister of The Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Church of Christ

Bishop Kirby Unti, Northwest Washington Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Richard E. Jaech, Bishop, Southwestern Washington Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Bishop Martin Wells, Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Bill Osborne, Rector, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Spokane WA

Rev. Chip Laird, Community Congregational United Church of Christ

Rev. Jessica Stokes, Director of the Common Ministry at Washington State University

Robert Eddy, Board of Trustees Pullman Islamic Center

The Rev. Christina Jillard, Rector of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Bellevue, WA

The Rev. Mary Elisabeth Rivetti, Rector, St. James’ Episcopal Church, Pullman WA

Washington, D.C.

Rev. Dr. Stephen Gentle, Senior Minister, National City Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Washington, D.C.

Rabbi Shira Stutman, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Rabbi Elizabeth Richman, Jews United for Justice

Rev. Dr. Aaron Graham, Lead Pastor, The District Church, Washington, DC

Wisconsin

Rev Vance Elzinga, faith reformed Church

Very Reverend Philip D. Reifenberg, J.C.L., Pastor, St. Dominic Catholic Church, Sheboygan, WI and Member, Muslim-Catholic Dialogue in Milwaukee

Rev. Tonen O’Connor, Resident Priest Emerita, Milwaukee Zen Center

Rev. Deacon Nancy Lanman, Central United Methodist Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Annual Conference

Pardeep Kaleka, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin

Rev. PyungAhn Kim, Lead Pastor of Elroy/Wonewoc United Methodist Church, Wisconsin

Rev. Tom Countryman, Portage United Methodist Church, Portage, WI

Sr. Jeanine Retzer, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother United States/Carribean Province

Rev. Dr. Dan R. Dick, Assistant to the Bishop, Sun Prairie

Bishop Gerald L Mansholt, East Central Synod of Wisconsin, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Jorge Luis Mayorga, The United Methodist Church

Bishop Jim Arends, La Crosse Area Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Mary Stumme Froiland, Bishop, South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA

Dr. Waleed S. Najeeb, President SAMS-WI (Syrian American Medical Society- WI chapter)

Sister Jeanne Conzemius, Vice President of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis, Stevens Point, WI