(RNS) President Obama has announced plans to appoint the leader of a Chicago Muslim organization as the final member of his corps of faith-based advisers.
Rami Nashashibi co-founded the Inner-City Muslim Action Network in 1997.
Here is the list of the members of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships:
Council Chair: The Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life
Other council members:
- Bishop Carroll A. Baltimore, former president, Progressive National Baptist Convention.
- Preeta Bansal, president, Social Emergence Corporation.
- The Rev. David Beckmann, president, Bread for the World.
- The Rev. Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of the United Church of Christ’s Justice and Witness Ministries.
- Kara Bobroff, executive director of Native American Community Academy.
- Christian blogger and author Rachel Held Evans.
- Rabbi Steve Gutow, former president, Jewish Council for Public Affairs.
- The Rev. Adam Hamilton, pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan.
- Aziza Hasan, executive director of NewGround: Muslim Jewish Partnership for Change.
- Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, vice president, social policy and politics program, Third Way.
- David Jeffrey, national commander, Salvation Army USA.
- Naseem Kourosh, human rights officer at the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs.
- The Rev. Jo Anne Lyon, former general superintendent, The Wesleyan Church.
- The Rev. Michael McBride, urban strategies director, People Improving Communities through Organizing.
- Nipun Mehta, founder, ServiceSpace.
- Rami Nashashibi, executive director, Inner-City Muslim Action Network.
- Kevin Ryan, CEO and president, Covenant House International.
- The Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president, National Latino Evangelical Coalition.
- Barbara Satin, assistant faith work director, National LGBTQ Task Force.
- Stephen Schneck, director, Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, Catholic University of America.
- Manjit Singh, board chair, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
- Alexie Torres-Fleming, executive director, nonprofit Access Strategies Fund.
- Deborah Weinstein, executive director, Coalition on Human Needs.