What is The Interfaith Alliance?
The Interfaith Alliance is a non-partisan, grassroots organization working at the intersection of religion and politics.  It is our purpose: to promote the positive and healing role of religion in public life through encouraging civic participation, to facilitate community activism, to challenge misuse of religion for political purpose, and other lawful purposes that are not inconsistent with this statement.  The Interfaith Alliance is classified as a 501 (c)(4) under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. 

Who are the members of The Interfaith Alliance?
Currently we represent over 150,000 members nationwide from over 75 diverse religious and spiritual traditions – Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs -as well as many agnostics, atheists and secular humanists. Our numbers are growing everyday and we welcome people of all philosophies and religious traditions.

To become a member of The Interfaith Alliance please click here.

What is The Interfaith Alliance Foundation?
The Interfaith Alliance Foundation is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the positive and healing role of religion in the life of the nation and challenging those who manipulate religion to promote a narrow and divisive agenda.

The Interfaith Alliance Foundation is organized exclusively for, and shall be operated for educational, scientific, and charitable purposes, including lessening the burdens of government, within the meaning of 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.  The purposes for which The Interfaith Alliance is to be formed are to perform the functions of and to carry out the purposes exclusively for the benefit of The Interfaith Alliance, Inc., a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation. 

Because The Interfaith Alliance Foundation focuses on education outreach and does not engage in lobbying, it is classified as a 501(c)(3) under IRS Tax Code.  All donations to The Interfaith Alliance Foundation are fully tax deductible.

What is the relationship between The Interfaith Alliance and The Interfaith Alliance foundation?
The Interfaith Alliance and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation are two separate organizations working in concert to promote the positive and healing role of religion in public life.  The Interfaith Alliance pursues this goal through legislative advocacy and community activism, while The Interfaith Alliance Foundation advances its mission through education initiatives, research, and civil discourse. 

Due to the varied nature of these organizations, they are classified under different tax codes.  The Interfaith Alliance is a 501 (c)(4) organization and contributions are not tax deductible, while The Interfaith Alliance Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) and all donations are fully tax-deductible.

Does The Interfaith Alliance have local affiliates?
Yes!  The Interfaith Alliance family extends to our strong grassroots network of 47 local Alliances in 38 states.  These activists carry The Interfaith Alliance’s message to all parts of our nation and come together on issues important to the protection to religious liberty on the local and state level. 

To learn more about a local Alliance in your area please click here.

What are the religious affiliations of the board members?
The Interfaith Alliance and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation have always sought to maintain boards of directors that reflect the religious plurality of this great nation.  Throughout our ten years of existence the affiliations of our board members has included a variety of religious traditions and we will continue to seek qualified and diverse individuals to serve on our boards of directors.

It is important to mention that each board member is selected for his or her individual achievements and personal insights in interfaith work.  Board members are not nominated for service by their religious communities and are not representatives of their religious communities during their tenure as board members of The Interfaith Alliance or The Interfaith Alliance Foundation. 

How can I contact the national office of The Interfaith Alliance/Foundation?
See our Contact Us page for details

How can I get copies of Walter Cronkite’s letter about The Interfaith Alliance?
Walter Cronkite’s letter is now on our website.  Please go to Walter Cronkite’s letter.  You may choose to print the letter, download a PDF version of the letter, or email a copy of the letter. 

Membership Inquiries

Are donations to The Interfaith Alliance or The Interfaith Alliance Foundation tax deductible?
The Interfaith Alliance and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation are two separate organizations working in concert to promote the positive and healing role of religion in public life.  The Interfaith Alliance pursues this goal through legislative advocacy and community activism, while The Interfaith Alliance Foundation advances its mission through education initiatives, research, and civil discourse. 

Due to the varied nature of these organizations they are classified under different tax codes.  The Interfaith Alliance is a 501 (c)(4) organization, while The Interfaith Alliance Foundation is a 501 (c)(3).  Only donations to The Interfaith Alliance Foundation are fully tax-deductible.

How can I remove my name for your mailing list and call list?
If you are an online member, you can have your named removed automatically by logging in and choosing to Update Member Record. Otherwise:

  • To have your name removed from our mailing list please email [email protected] and provide the complete name and address that you would like removed.  Please indicate “removal” in the subject line to ensure speedy deletion.
  • If you wish to stop telemarketing calls, but want to continue to receive mailings from The Interfaith Alliance, please email your name and member number or mailing address to [email protected]. Please indicate “telemarketing removal” in the subject line.

How long does it take to be removed from your mailings?
Because we prepare each mailing weeks in advance, it is not always possible to stop mailings immediately upon request.  Though we will make every effort to carry out your requests in a timely manner, please allow six weeks for complete removal.    

My E-mail has not yet been answered. Did you forget about me? 
Your correspondence is truly a priority and will be answered as soon as possible.  As you can imagine, we get a lot of emails and letters and sometimes it takes a little extra time to answer them all.  Please be patient; you will hear from us soon.

Does The Interfaith Alliance collaborate with other organizations to advance common goals?
Yes!  The Interfaith Alliance and The Interfaith works closely with a variety of faith-based groups who promote social justice, such as the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Washington Board of Rabbis, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the National Council of Catholic Bishops, the National Council of Churches of Christ, the Alliance of Baptists, Interfaith Impact Foundation, the American Jewish Congress, the Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Taskforce, and the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs.  This list in merely a sample of organizations that we have worked with and is not an exhaustive list.  We are always looking for ways to combine and strengthen our efforts

In addition, The Interfaith Alliance Foundation frequently brings our diverse national movement and distinct interfaith approach to work in partnership and coalition with like-minded organizations including Common Cause, Handgun Control, the Alliance for Better Campaigns, the Committee on Economic Development, the Black Leadership Forum, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Assembly, the Institute for Global Ethics, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, Jobs with Justice, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Pluralism Project, the Human Rights Campaign, and Americans United for the Separation of Church & State.

What does The Interfaith Alliance lobby on?
The Interfaith Alliance is a known presence on Capitol Hill. We actively make our position known on matters of religious liberty and matters of inclusion and justice. Whether it is actively supporting the rights of religious Americans to be able to wear their respective attire to work; protecting pulpits from becoming the vehicles of partisan politics; providing a balance to the heavy-hitting presence of the Religious Right in the Capitol building; seeking to include more Americans under the hate crimes prevention act; or most recently; actively working to rescind President Bush’s Faith-Based Initiative; The Interfaith Alliance is making the voice of our 150,000 members heard on issues that are important to the entire nation.

How can I get involved?
Click here for more ways to get involved with TIA.

Are there Intern/volunteer/employment opportunities?
Click here to see employment opportunities at TIA.  Click here to find out about our intership program.

How do I get information on starting a local alliance?
Click here for information on building an alliance.