Whatever faith we belong to, wherever we live, we are one people. We have the same needs: to be safe, to be happy, and to secure the future for the next generation. Bridges Faith Initiative (BFI) works together with both faith and lay leaders to amplify progressive voices enabling the protection of immigrant rights, ending mass atrocities, and ensuring civilian security worldwide.


The voices of immigrants, refugees, and all those affected by war and mass attrocites.


Faith leaders and lay leaders on the issues of immigration, foreign policy, and national security.


Effective civic action across our diverse coalitions of over 7,000 to catalyze change.


We are a U.S based interfaith organization that works to inform and inspire a community of diverse beliefs to action. We work on issues of domestic and foreign policy. The organization, which is based in Washington D.C., has constituencies in the South-Central, West, and East Coast of the U.S. Our focus areas are, protecting the rights of immigrants, ending mass atrocities, and ensuring civilian security around the world. We bring together committed voices from the U.S. and around the world to Washington D.C., to educate and enlighten our policymakers, provide programs to support the integration of refugees in the U.S., promote civilian security, and end mass atrocities in Burma and Sri Lanka. We are non-partisan in our approach and seek a world of peace, human rights, and democracy as we build relationships across political divides to move U.S. government policies forward.

Bridges Faith Initiative Urges Senate to Reject Racist Anti-Immigrant Agenda, Deliver on Healing Not Harming in Reconciliation Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Senate Democrats announced a breakthrough deal on historic legislation, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, that would address inflation, climate change and skyrocketing healthcare costs. This bill will be a step in the right direction. We urge Senators to focus on getting this much needed support to families and not be derailed by any harmful…

Bridges Faith Initiative Celebrates Rejection of Anti-Immigration Amendments in Senate Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Bridges Faith Initiative celebrates the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 in the Senate. This historic legislation represents a step toward addressing climate change and skyrocketing healthcare costs. More importantly, we celebrate the work of advocates and the immigrant community that ensured that the 50 senators rejected any  anti-immigrant amendments that attempted to codify Title…

This Is Our Story.

At this time of immense uncertainty: strife within our borders and war in the world, we at Bridges Faith Initiative have found solace in our work. We set up Bridges Faith Initiative to create bridges between people that would eventually overcome hate. In the last two years we have had small victories — more understanding in religious communities in the…

BFI Joins with 85 Organizations to Demand Private Prison Ban Extend to ICE Detention

On February 9, Bridges Faith Initiative joined with 85 other humanitarian and faith-based organizations to demand the private prison ban extend to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention. In 2021, President Biden signed an executive order that would phase out the use of private prisons by the Department of Justice. Today, negotiations between ICE and private prison companies continue across…

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