Lawrence Swaim is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Freedom Foundation, a public-interest nonprofit advocating civil rights for religious minorities and religious liberty for all. The IFF is especially engaged in opposing the growth of Islamophobia in the US. Swaim has a long history of progressive involvement, including ten years of union politics (Postal Workers). He has written three novels, writes a regular column on religious liberty issues and has done journalism from Latin America and Europe. He has also worked 25 years as a counselor in residential treatment programs for clients suffering from emotional trauma, addictions and chronic mental illness. He lives in California.
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