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ABOUT US

We are an interfaith organization that works to inform and inspire a constituency of diverse faiths in the United States to action. We work on issues of domestic and foreign policy. The organization, which is based in Washington D.C, has faith constituencies in the South-Central, West and East Coast of the U.S. Our focus areas [...]

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Protecting Immigrant Rights

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…

BFI Joins 105+ Orgs to Call on Biden to Overhaul U.S. Civilian Harm Policies

On February 8, Bridges Faith Initiative joined with 105 humanitarian, peacebuilding, racial justice, and faith-based organizations to call on President Biden to overhaul U.S. Civilian Harm Policies. For decades, U.S. operations have killed thousands of civilians and lead to increased humanitarian need across the globe. Current Civilian Harm Policies lacks the transparency needed to invest claims of civilian causuality and…