Education is the first step toward successful advocacy.
Deepening our knowledge of advocacy and critical issues facing our communities empowers us to become agents of change, to advocate for those whose voices have been silenced, and to work towards a more just, equitable society for all. Explore Interfaith Alliance’s resources to learn more about how you can make a difference.
As religion plays an increasingly prominent role in American politics, preserving the boundary between religion and government is more vital than ever. Interfaith Alliance wants to support you in making a difference where you are. Start the conversation by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask About Our Virtual and In-Person Trainings
Interfaith Alliance offers a suite of trainings to equip our affiliates and partners including communications training, faith-advocacy training, mobilizing against Christian nationalism, and a deep dive into the history of religious freedom. Our goal is to empower our network with the knowledge and tools they need to effect change.
Explore the resources below to stay educated on critical issues.
Mobilizing Against Antisemitism
In recent years, we have witnessed a steady rise in anti-Jewish hate crimes and incidents, as well as an increase in alarming rhetoric. Now more than ever, we recognize that all communities must come together to root out hate where it exists.
Challenging Christian Nationalism
The Christian nationalism of our current moment draws on centuries of exclusionary rhetoric and violence. We refuse to cede ground to activists who would privilege certain Christians above all other Americans. Learn more about this growing movement and how you can push back.
Partnering Against Hate
For those new to grassroots work, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Partnering Against Hate, a project of Interfaith Alliance, is designed to help guide groups and individuals who want to do more to make their communities safer and more inclusive.
Big Tech, Hate, and Religious Freedom Online
As a growing number of Americans find community online, many encounter the same, or increased vitriol in digital spaces as they do in person. Now is the moment for all of us to be educated on the intersection of social media platforms, the industry that runs them, and our government’s responsibility to protect the promise of an inclusive vision of religious freedom for all, on and offline.
State of Belief Podcast
Every week, host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is in conversation with the most fascinating and impactful civic and religious leaders across the country. State of Belief celebrates the creative contributions our diverse belief systems can offer for the future and invites listeners to join together as we build a nation with liberty and justice for all.
Tips for a Successful Advocacy Visit
Interfaith Alliances recognizes the power of united diverse voices to advocate for policies that protect the rights of all people, not just the few. A great advocacy visit depends on planning, preparation, and follow-up. This resource provides a quick reference for advocates seeking to engage with their national and state legislators and local officials.
Countering the Misuse of Religion to Discriminate
But, from employment to child welfare, the concept of religious freedom has increasingly been
distorted to justify actions that harm others. It can be challenging to bring attention to these harms
clearly and effectively. Here are a few common myths – and the truth behind the spin.
Promoting LGBTQ+ Equality
Interfaith Alliance celebrates the inherent dignity and worth of all people, including many beloved LGBTQ+ members of our faith communities. We were among the first faith-based organizations to shift the perspective on LGBTQ+ equality from challenge to solution, from a scriptural argument to a religious freedom agreement.
Interfaith Support for LGBTQ+ Rights
Religion has been weaponized throughout our history as a license to harm marginalized individuals and groups. But faith has also moved people to speak out against discrimination and oppression and to fight for the rights of all people. Learn how you as an interfaith leader can help push back against anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and create more inclusive spaces in your community.