Leaders

Joshua StantonJoshua Stanton, Co-Director
A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Joshua Stanton is a Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue™ and a Schusterman Rabbinical Fellow at Hebrew Union College.  He is also a founding co-Director of Lessons of a Lifetime™, a nursing home-based project designed to improve intergenerational relations. A graduate of Amherst College, he is the recipient of numerous leadership awards.  He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post and a writer, whose articles and papers have been published in over nine languages. In addition to his other work and study, Stanton serves on the Board of Directors of World Faith, as well as the Education as Transformation project.

Frank FredericksFrank Fredericks, Co-Director
A born-again Christian from Oregon, Frank Fredericks is the Executive Director of World Faith, an interfaith community service network with chapters in six countries.  An alumnus of New York University, he previously worked in the music industry, managing artists such as Lady Gaga, and founding Çöñàr Records. Fredericks works as an Online Marketing Consultant and has consulted businesses, artists, and non-profits, including the Cordoba Initiative.  As an active blogger, Frank contributes to a number of blogs, including the Huffington Post.  He is an Interfaith Youth Core Fellows alumnus, UN Alliance of Civilizations presenter, and has been interviewed by Good Morning America, NPR, New York Magazine, and various international media outlets.

Partners

Our partner organizations stand with Religious Freedom USA in support of more respectful discourse about the proposed Park51, with the understanding that religious freedom is a core American value that must be brought into the discussion. If your organization would like to consider becoming a partner organization, please contact us.

Partner Organizations include:

Advisory Board

Members of the Religious Freedom USA Advisory Board include:

  • Rev. Dr. Charles Amjad-Ali, Luther Seminary
  • Ms. Anju Bhargava, Hindu American Seva Charities
  • Rev. Chloe Breyer, Interfaith Center of New York
  • Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill, Seton Hall University
  • Reverend Bob Chase, Intersections International
  • Sr. Dr. Marianne Farina, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
  • Ms. Megan Hughes, Interfaith Youth Core
  • Ms. Stephanie Hughes, Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue
  • Rev. Dr. Dale Irvin, New York Theological Seminary
  • Alexander Levering Kern, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
  • Dr. Paul Knitter, Union Theological Seminary
  • Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, Claremont School of Theology
  • Dr. Aimee Upjohn Light, Duquesne University
  • Dr. Brian McLaren, author and theologist
  • Dr. Lucinda Mosher, Author and consultant
  • Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray, Endicott College and First Baptist Church of Boston
  • Dr. Luis Rivera-Pagán, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core
  • Dr. Peter Phan, Georgetown University
  • Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, Judson Memorial Church
  • Dr. Samir Selmanovic, Faith House Manhattan and City Lights
  • Mr. Zeeshan Suhail, Muslim Consultative Network
  • Dr. John Thatamanil, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Emilie M. Townes, Yale Divinity School
  • Mr. Daniel Tutt, Unity Productions Foundation
  • Rev. John Vaughn, Auburn Theological Seminary
  • Rabbi Dr. Burton Visotzky, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
  • Mr. Harris Zafar, Muslims for Peace