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I stand with Clergy for Tolerance's mission to promote interfaith dialogue toward comprehensive immigration reform on a federal, not state, level. As a moral leader in Tennessee, I want to elevate the social debate on immigration reform above partisanship rhetoric, promote the common good in the public square, and work toward real social and policy improvement that will benefit all the people of our state. Please list me as a supporter of Clergy for Tolerance's work on immigration reform.

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Kasar Abdulla, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)
The Rev. Dr. W. Robert Abstein, Retired Episcopal Priest
Daoud Abudiab, President, Islamic Center of Columbia
Imam Mohamed Ahmed, Islamic Center of Nashville
Chris Allen, Youth Pastor, Belmont United Methodist Church
Erica Allen, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Rev. Jay Archer, District Superintendent, Cookeville District, Tennessee Conference, United Methodist Church
Rev. April Baker, Glendale Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Karen Barrineau, District Superintendent, Clarksville District, Tennessee Conference, United Methodist Church
Dr. Kathy Baugher, Trevecca Nazarene University
Rev. Don Beisswenger, Presbyterian Minister
Rev. Roderick D. Belin, Kairos Community African Methodist Episcopal Church
Dr. Mark Black, Lipscomb University
Melissa Bolling, M.Div., United Church of Cookeville, UCC
Julie Brinker, Director of Community Affairs, Church of Scientology
Rev. Rick Britton, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Jason Brock, Director of Church Vitality and Justice, Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church
Rev. Kristina Brown, First Baptist Church, Murfreesboro
Rev. Alicia Burton, Pastor, Donelson Christian Church
Dr. Bob Byrd, Belmont University
Klem Mari Cajigas, M.Div., Vanderbilt University and Glendale Baptist Church
John Calzavara, St. Edward Church and School
Dr. Lee C. Camp, Lipscomb University
Rev. Dr. Barbara Canada, Tennessee State University
Miguel Carpizo, East Tennessee Organizer, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
Rev. Amy Cates, First Christian Church, Tullahoma
Kathy Chambers, M.Div., Christ Church Cathedral
Patrick Chappell, Young Adults Minister, Otter Creek Church of Christ, Brentwood, TN
Pastor Lawrence Clark, Cripple Creek and Hopewell Presbyterian Churches
Rev. James Cole, Hillcrest United Methodist Church
Rev. John Collett, District Superintendent, Nashville District, Tennessee Conference, United Methodist Church
Wayne Cook
Rev. Ann Cover, South End United Methodist Church
Dr. John Crawford, Southminster Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. LeNoir H. Culbertson, District Superintendent, Murfreesboro District, TN Conference, United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings, New Covenant Christian Church
Pastor Daniel DaSilva, Assemblies of God – Brazilian Church
Pastor Jorge V. de Barros, Iglesia Renacer, Lebanon
Father Bill Dennler, Church of the Holy Trinity
Rev. Melisa Derseweh, Andrew Price Memorial United Methodist Church
Chance Dillon, Hillsboro Presbyterian Church
Rev. Ken Edwards, Belmont United Methodist Church
Pastor Armando Escobar, I-C-M “Ama a tu projimo,” Lebanon
Katherine Esquivel, Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors
Duane Ewers, Doctor of Ministry, Retired United Methodist Clergy
Imam Fadi Ezzeir, Islamic Community of Nashville
Rev. John Feldhacker, West End United Methodist Church
Rev. Laura Feliciano, United Methodist Minister, Tennessee Annual Conference
Rev. Brian Fesler, Church of Scientology
Rev. Andrew Fiser, Edgehill United Methodist Church
Bishop Harry H. Flemming, New Jerusalem Christian Church
Rev. Mark Forrester, Wesley Foundation at Vanderbilt University
Stephen Fotopulos, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)
Edith Bluhm Fowler, Catholic Parishioner
Amanda Fraser, Isha Foundation
Rev. John Hill, Associate Pastor, Christ United Methodist Church, Franklin
Andrew Free, Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors (TNJFON)
Rev. Donna Gaither, General Board of Discipleship, United Methodist Church
Rev. Joaquin Garcia, CCOCOM Staff, Tennessee Conference, United Methodist Church
Rev. Susan Gardner, Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Mt. Juliet
Bill Geissler
Rev. Dr. Morgan Gordy
Rev. Eric S. Greenwood, Jr., St. David’s Episcopal Church
Rabbi Shana Goldstein Mackler, The Temple
John Gullette, St Timothy Lutheran Church, Hendersonville, Tn
Rev. Lisa Gwock, Scarritt Bennett Center
Dr. Jackie Halstead, Lipscomb University
Pastor Michael Hancock, Bethel Church of the Nazarene
Amanda Hartmann, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Rev. Kaye Harvey, Pastor, Congregational Care, Brentwood United Methodist Church
Amanda Hartmann, Co-campus minister for Belmont Wesley Fellowship; Vanderbilt Divinity School
Rev. Betsey Heavner, United Methodist Church
Rev. Hap Hewgley, Cross Plains United Methodist Church, Cross Plains
Rev. Hope Hodnett, Vine Street Christian Church
Rev. Judi Hoffman, Edgehill United Methodist Church
Rev. Hyeon Sik Hong, Glencliff United Methodist Church
Rev. Randy Hoover-Dempsey, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Smyrna
Dr. Steven Hoskins, Trevecca Nazarene University
Rev. Heidi Hudnut-Beumler, Trinity Presbyterian Church
Royya James, Kairos Community AME Church and United Methodist Communications
Lynette Johnson, Society of St. Andrew
Lynda Jones, West End United Methodist Church
Adam R. Kelchner, Co-Campus Minister, Belmont Wesley Fellowship; Belmont United Methodist Church
Rev. Matthew L. Kelley, Arlington United Methodist Church
Rev. Thomas Kleinert, Vine Street Christian Church
Randy Knighten, Andrew Price Memorial United Methodist Church
Reverend David Lay, Saint John’s United Methodist Church
Rev. John Lekander, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Hendersonville
Tara Lentz, Conexión Américas
Pastor Kent Lewis, Christ Lutheran Church, Shelbyville
Catherine Link, Service Coordinator, Rooftop
Rebekah MacLaren, Wiccan Clergy
Rev. Michael D. McLaughlin, First Presbyterian Church, Manchester
Dr. Beverly Brown Madron, Chair, Commission on Religion and Race, Tennessee Conference, United Methodist Church
Dr. Jose Rodriguez Marin, Spanish Church of God, Nashville
Viki Matson, Director of Field Education and Asst. Prof. of the Practice of Ministry, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Jess Matz, Steering Committee member of Rutherford County Women of Faith
Rev. Dennis Meaker, Trinity United Methodist Church, Franklin
Shannon Bullion Medlin, Vanderbilt University
Alfonso Nieto, Hola Tennessee Newspaper, Publisher
Rev. Chris O’Rear, Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee, Inc.
Rev. Andy Olivo, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chattanooga
Marc Overlock, Metro Hospital Authority
Charlie Overton, Hillcrest United Methodist Church
Dr. Robert Parham, Executive Director, Baptist Center for Ethics, and Executive Editor, EthicsDaily.com
Rev. Cherie Parker, Inglewood United Methodist Church
Dr. Charles Parker, InterFACE Ministries
Pastor Roberto Santiago Paz, Iglesia Salem
Carlos Pinto, Hispanic Seventh Day Adventist
Avi Poster, Coalition for Education about Immigration (CEI)
David Quinones, Community Law Group, PLLC
Alyssa Rabun, Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors (TNJFON)
Dr. Graham Reside, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Rev. Danny Rhodes, Belle Meade United Methodist Church
Rabbi Philip “Flip” Rice, Congregation Micah
Rev. Christophe Ringer, Howard Congregational (UCC)
Rev. Mike Ripski, First United Methodist Church, Lebanon
Carolina Rivas, Templo de Adoracion Emanuel
Rabbi Kliel Rose, West End Synagogue
Rev. Dr. Dan Rosemergy, Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Church & Interfaith Alliance of Middle Tennessee Chair
Laura Rossbert, Dalewood United Methodist Church
Lori Rothermund, Vanderbilt Divinity School; All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Smyrna
Dr. Rik Rouquie, Hillwood Presbyterian Church
Pastor Larry Ruiz, Jr., La Palabra de fe Centro Cristiano
Bishop William Sanders, Retired Episcopal Bishop of East Tennessee
Carlos Armando Luis Santos, Hispanic United Methodist Church, Pulaski
Rev. Gail Seavey, First Unitarian Unversalist Church of Nashville
Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Wisdom House Interfaith Center at Scarritt Bennett
Rev. Dr. Sandy Shawhan, Pastor, St. Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Clarksville
Bill Sinclair, Catholic Charities
Rev. W. Antoni Sinkfield, St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church
Rev. Paul Slentz, Sixty-First Avenue United Methodist Church
Dr. C. Melissa Snarr, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Kathryn Spry, Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors (TNJFON)
Richard Spry, Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors (TNJFON)
Lisa Steele, Outreach and Hispanic Minister, Antioch Church of Christ
Father Edward Steiner, Catholic Diocese of Nashville
Trudy Hawkins Stringer, Senior Lecturer in Church and Ministries, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Remziya Suleyman, Muslim Community of TN
Caren Teichmann, Vanderbilt Divinity School; World Relief Nashville
Rabbi Bill S. Tepper, Mizpah Congregation, Chattanooga
Rev. Anthony L. Thomas, Sr., New Salem A.M.E. Church
Kathy Thoreson, Lutheran Services in Tennessee
John Tighe, CommunityNashville
The Rev. Robert P. Travis, Associate Rector, The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Knoxville
Amelia Tucker-Shaw, United Methodist Church and UMCOM
Rev. Ann Van Dervoort, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Franklin
Rev. J. Peter van Eys, Crievewood United Methodist Church
Tommy Vann, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Rev. Jorge Vasconcelos, Iglesia Bautista Renacer (Southern Baptist)
Cliff Vaughn, Managing Editor and Media Producer, ethicsdaily.com
Rev. Jay Voorhees, Old Hickory United Methodist Church
Rev. Kay Hereford Voorhees, United Methodist Church
Ben Vos, Woodland Presbyterian Church
Dr. Vin Walkup, President of The United Methodist Foundation for Memphis and Tennessee Conferences
Rev. Ann Walling, St. David’s Episcopal Church
Dr. Andy Watts, Belmont University
Nathan Watts, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Bill and Bev Weems, St. Ann’s Episcopal
Dr. Donna Whitney, Kairos Community A.M.E Church
Mark Youngman, Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill

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