Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • We believe that religious freedom is a foundation for American democracy.
  • We believe that matters of personal conscience must be held sacred, but no one has the right to impose their beliefs on others.
  • We believe that religious and political extremists are a threat to individual liberty and democracy.
  • We believe that religious and cultural diversity is essential to building vibrant communities.

HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Interfaith Alliance is the only national interfaith organization dedicated to protecting the integrity of both religion and democracy in America.

National Policy: We promote legislation that protects the boundaries between religion and government, so that politics doesn’t infringe on your faith and matters of faith don’t infringe on your freedom.

Grassroots Activism: Our local affiliates mobilize individuals on the grass-roots level to make a difference in their own communities. We offer a forum to challenge bigotry and defend religious freedom on local issues, including candidate education, religion in the public sphere, and interfaith relations.

Election Monitoring: We track the use (and misuse) of religion by candidates for public office and help religious leaders and politicians navigate the boundary between politics and religion.

Education: We facilitate interfaith dialogue to enhance mutual understanding and respect for religious differences.

WHY IT MATTERS

As religion plays an increasingly prominent role in American politics, preserving the boundary between religion and government is more vital than ever. Interfaith Alliance works to ensure that faith and freedom flourish so that individuals can worship freely or not worship at all, so they can embrace matters of personal conscience without fear of government intrusion, and so that all can live in a vibrant, healthy society.

HISTORY

Interfaith Alliance was created in 1994 to celebrate religious freedom and to challenge the bigotry and hatred arising from religious and political extremism infiltrating American politics. Today, Interfaith Alliance has members across the country from 75 faith traditions as well as those of no faith tradition.

Learn more about our 25th anniversary.