Washington, May 18 – The Interfaith Alliance today announced the appointment of Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon to the new position of Senior Advisor for Interreligious Relations.


Dixon’s experience and leadership within the church will take TIA to a new level of expertise in the national religious community. She has tirelessly worked for religious cooperation and social justice throughout her career.


“Bishop Dixon’s work has provided a prophetic and inspirational emphasis throughout the faith community for many years and we are privileged to have her on staff to drive The Interfaith Alliance to be a leader in the fight to uphold our religious and civil freedoms,” said the Rev. Welton Gaddy, President of The Interfaith Alliance.


Dixon was ordained as priest in 1982 and was only the second female named bishop by the Episcopal Church where she served Washington, D.C.


“My personal experience as a female in church leadership gives me a foundation on the importance of reaching out to people across the spectrum,” Dixon said.  “With the support of The Interfaith Alliance I will make sure everyone has a voice at the table and that each voice is heard.”


Dixon has served as chair of TIA’s Board of Directors and was named Washingtonian of the Year in 2001 by Washingtonian Magazine for promoting “tolerance and togetherness” following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.