Rev. Frederick Davie

Senior Fellow, Interfaith America

Rev. Davie executes Interfaith America programming with a primary focus on the intersection of race and religion such as “Black Interfaith” and similar initiatives and advises on IA programs with strong racial equity aspects. He recently served as the Executive Vice President at Union Theological Seminary, where he continues in a part time role as senior advisor to the president. Rev. Davie has extensive experience in senior-level roles in philanthropic and social and economic justice organizations, including The Ford Foundation and the Arcus Foundation. In June 2020, US Senator Charles Schumer appointed him to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent, bipartisan commission dedicated to defending the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad. President Barack Obama appointed Rev. Davie to the inaugural White House Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. He is a minister in the Presbytery of New York City. He serves on the boards of Interfaith Center of NY and Climate Reality Project. Rev. Davie holds a B.A. in Political Science from Greensboro College ’78; and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School ’82.

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