Interfaith Alliance was founded in 1994 in the midst of growing entanglement between religion and politics. Its founders sought to show that the Religious Right was not the only authentic voice of faith in this country, that the Constitution protects the right of each individual to believe as they choose but not to impose those beliefs on others.
In the quarter-century since, we have stood as a leader in defense of true religious freedom. Interfaith Alliance is the only national interfaith organization dedicated to protecting the integrity of both religion and democracy in America. Our membership is made up of individuals rather than institutions, in all 50 states and serving overseas in the U.S. military, and adhering to more than 75 faith traditions and belief systems.
“Interfaith Alliance is just what the name implies – an alliance,” said the Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, president of and CEO of Interfaith Alliance, “Partnering with religious, civic, artistic, and political organizations and leaders, we fight every day to advance policies that affirm our shared humanity, protect our individual freedoms, and preserve our democracy. America is at a crossroads, and now is the moment to repair our moral commitment to one another and build a better, more inclusive future.”