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.

The End of Title 42 Should Not Mean More Restrictive Policies at the Border

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2023 Contact: policy@bridgesfi.org  Today, we should be celebrating the end of the racist and deadly Title 42 policy. However, the Biden Administration’s new asylum ban rule that will take effect at midnight leaves little room for celebration. Today, the Biden Administration intends to return to Trump-Era policies by banning asylum at the southern border in…

Bridges Faith Initiative demands accountability from Mexican and U.S. governments on the immigrant deaths in custody in Ciudad Juarez

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2023  Contact: policy@bridgesfi.org  Bridges Faith Initiative demands accountability from Mexican and U.S. governments on the immigrant deaths in custody in Ciudad Juarez   We grieve the deaths of the more than 38 immigrants who died on March 28th, in the fire at a Ciduad Juarez detention center. May their memories be a blessing. The BFI community…

BFI Public Comment on Proposed Asylum Ban

Download: March 27, 2023 Submitted via: https://www.regulations.gov. DanielDelgadoActing DirectorBorder and Immigration PolicyOffice of Strategy, Policy, and PlansU.S. Department of Homeland Securitytelephone (202) 447-3459 LaurenAlder ReidAssistant Director, Office of Policy, EOIRU.S. Department of Justicetelephone (703) 305-0289 Re: Comment on the Proposed Rule by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Executive Office for ImmigrationReview (EOIR) on Circumventionof Lawful Pathways, CIS…