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.

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…

BFI Joins 40+ Orgs to Challenge Biden’s NDAA Signing Statement

On Friday February 11, Bridges Faith Initiative signed on a letter with over 40 organizations to challenge President Biden’s signing of the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Through signing, President Biden legitimizes the ability to withhold valuable national security information from Congress that they may need in order to provide oversight on issues of war and military. You…