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 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