Washington, May 18 – The Interfaith Alliance today announced the appointment of Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon to the new position of Senior Advisor for Interreligious Relations.


Dixon’s experience and leadership within the church will take TIA to a new level of expertise in the national religious community. She has tirelessly worked for religious cooperation and social justice throughout her career.


“Bishop Dixon’s work has provided a prophetic and inspirational emphasis throughout the faith community for many years and we are privileged to have her on staff to drive The Interfaith Alliance to be a leader in the fight to uphold our religious and civil freedoms,” said the Rev. Welton Gaddy, President of The Interfaith Alliance.


Dixon was ordained as priest in 1982 and was only the second female named bishop by the Episcopal Church where she served Washington, D.C.


“My personal experience as a female in church leadership gives me a foundation on the importance of reaching out to people across the spectrum,” Dixon said.  “With the support of The Interfaith Alliance I will make sure everyone has a voice at the table and that each voice is heard.”


Dixon has served as chair of TIA’s Board of Directors and was named Washingtonian of the Year in 2001 by Washingtonian Magazine for promoting “tolerance and togetherness” following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.