Our Sectors

Racial Equity

We work at the intersection of racial equity and interfaith cooperation to advance the cause of racial justice in the U.S.


Interfaith and Pride: LGBTQ+ & BIPOC Inclusion in Faith Spaces

In celebration of Pride Month, join Interfaith America and the Interfaith Center of New York for a panel discussion uplifting faith leaders who create LGBTQ+-affirming places of religious and spiritual expression.

About Racial Equity

The Big Picture

At Interfaith America, we believe in the essential contributions of religious and secular traditions that affirm dignity and justice for every human being. We recognize and celebrate that movements for a better world — including South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Movement, India’s Home Rule movement, and America’s civil rights movement — have been fueled by interfaith cooperation.

The Opportunity

The United States prides itself on being the world’s first religiously diverse democracy. Still, much of what we think of as “interfaith cooperation” has emerged from principally white spaces, with voices of color systemically underrepresented. Communities of color have long had to negotiate the complexities of religious diversity and are a crucial part to building an interfaith America. 

What We Do

Interfaith America’s Racial Equity programs explore how interfaith efforts — historical and contemporary, personal and political — that emerge out of communities of color contribute to the formation of the United States as a religiously diverse democracy. This work is carried out through our fellowship programs, narrative work, curricula, and public events.

Featured Racial Equity Resources

Immigrant Faith Communities as Anti-Racist Allies

Religiously diverse leaders gather to discuss the anti-racist work that is needed and happening among faith communities.

Black Interfaith in the Time of Climate Crisis Toolkit

Learn about diverse religious and ethical responses to climate change, and practical ideas for action.

The Spiritual Legacy of Pauli Murray

Examine how Murray’s religious commitments and interfaith action provided the foundation for a legacy of love, compassion, and hope.

Black Interfaith

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.

Vote Is Sacred

A national, nonpartisan civic engagement initiative that seeks to inform and equip citizens with the practical steps needed to secure the right to vote for all Americans.

Join us today!

Get inspired, equipped, and connected to unlock the potential of America’s religious diversity.