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Meet the Team


Maureen Fiedler, SL
Host and Executive Producer

Maureen Fiedler is the creator and host of Interfaith Voices. Maureen is also the editor of two books: Breaking Through the Stained Glass Ceiling: Women Religious Leaders in Their Own Words, and co-editor of Rome Has Spoken: A Guide to Forgotten Papal Statements, and How They Have Changed Through the Centuries.

Maureen has been an active participant in interfaith activities for more than three decades, including coalitions working for social justice, racial or gender equality, LGBT rights and peace.  In earlier years, she was an activist for the Equal Rights Amendment, one of 8 women to fast for 37 days in 1982 in Springfield, IL for the ERA.

Maureen is a Sister of Loretto and holds a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University. Her special interests lie at the intersection of theology and public policy.
 

Ruth Morris
Senior Producer

Ruth Morris has reported from South America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Middle East, covering everything from drug violence and kidnappings to U.S. immigration policy and the resurgence of Buddhism in China. Her radio work has included features on a parking garage stacked like a deck of cards, a free diver who takes inspiration from his dogs, and a young Chinese actor who named himself ‘Yes.’

Ruth holds a master's degree from Northwestern University and was awarded an International Reporting Project fellowship in 2016 to report on religion in Indonesia.


Laura Kwerel
Producer

Laura brings to the show her love of radio and oral history. The producer since 2007, she is especially intrigued by the mysterious, mystical side of religion. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and studied psychology and film studies at the College of William and Mary.

She has earned six journalism awards for the show, for stories including her five-part series on sacred sound, a story on the sacred musical traditions of ancient Syria, and more recently, a piece on an Israeli reality TV show called "Liturgical Poet." Laura is ecstatic that 10 years of Hebrew school have finally come in handy.
 

Arielle Zionts
Associate Producer for 2015-2016

Before joining Interfaith Voices, Arielle reported for In These Times magazine in Chicago and KPFA radio in Berkeley. She studied radio at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, ME and anthropology at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. When she isn't making or listening to public radio, she is riding her bike, petting other people's dogs, and asking big questions.
 

Anna Davis
Intern

Anna is an undergraduate at George Mason University pursuing a major in Communications with a concertation in Media Production and Criticism, along with a minor in Film and Video studies. She wishes to expand her knowledge of radio and religion as an intern at Interfaith Voices. She is a lover of music; she enjoys listening to everything from rap to classical and from rock to Gregorian chant.