It is with deep sadness and shock that we report the death of our board secretary and friend, Bishop Joseph K. Grieboski. Joe succumbed to a heart attack early Wednesday morning, having recently recovered from COVID-19. In his 46 years, he influenced an amazing array of people in his devoted activism and engagement with causes both near and very far away. Joe loved people and Joe loved God, but Joe loved no one more than his dear wife Tracy, to whom we send our hopes for comfort in these unimaginable circumstances. His life and legacy were memorialized in the Washington Post on March 4, 2021.

In fidelity to his values, we will continue Joe’s work for religious freedom and we encourage those reading this to do the same. Please consider honoring his legacy with a gift of time, talent, or treasure to one of the many causes he supported. May his memory be a blessing.

Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit