The United States prides itself on being the world’s first religiously diverse democracy. Perhaps no community has negotiated the complexities of religious diversity with greater impact than Black people.
Interfaith America’s Black Interfaith Project
Author, documentarian and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. highlights the importance of Interfaith America’s Black Interfaith Project. The Black Interfaith Project 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.
Black Interfaith Project
The Black Interfaith Project 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.
We are grateful to be supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Why Does Black Interfaith Matter?
Much of what we think of as “interfaith cooperation” has emerged from principally white spaces, with Black voices systemically underrepresented.
Some of the most inspiring crossing of religious boundaries and many of the most meaningful moments of interfaith cooperation in American history have come out of the Black experience.
What Is the Work of the Black Interfaith Project?
The cornerstone of the Black Interfaith Project is the Fellowship program which convenes Black professionals from a wide range of sectors and worldviews who are engaged in interfaith bridgebuilding.Learn more
Building on the impact and momentum of the Fellows’ work, IA is partnering with esteemed collaborators, including the Smithsonian Institution and the American Academy of Religion, to host major public events.Learn more
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Who Makes Up the Leadership of the Black Interfaith Project?
Black Interfaith will examine interfaith efforts emerging out of diverse Black spaces and convene Black religious leaders, intellectuals, artists and activists to ask, “What would it look like to center the Black experience in the study and application of interfaith cooperation?”
Please contact us with questions regarding the Black Interfaith Project
Director of Racial Equity Initiatives
Interfaith America[email protected]