The Black Interfaith Project at IA is an initiative to spotlight the longstanding diversity of Black religious life and the many ways Black interfaith engagement has contributed to American spiritual and civic life. To celebrate its launch and in honor of Black History Month, the White House and IA co-sponsored A Celebration of Black Interfaith and Religious Diversity in America on February 23, 2022.
The Second Gentleman of the United States, Douglas Emhoff, gave keynote remarks, and the event featured a diverse panel who shared the current state of Black interfaith engagement in the United States.
“The interfaith experience of Black life in America has often been overlooked and unacknowledged,” said the Rev. Frederick Davie, senior advisor for Racial Equity, IFYC. “The Black Interfaith Project seeks not only to rectify this unfortunate past but to celebrate the richness of interfaith bridge building within Black communities and thereby enrich the entire interfaith experience of the nation.”