November 21, 2023

Tom Fazzini, West End Strategy Team; 202-505-1210

Interfaith Alliance Mourns Passing of Former Board Member Bishop Carlton Pearson

WASHINGTON — Interfaith Alliance, a national group that advocates for inclusive democracy and healthy boundaries between religion and government, reacted to the death of Bishop Carton Pearson, a former member of its board of directors:

Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, president and CEO of Interfaith Alliance said:

“We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bishop Carlton Pearson, a leader who preached a message of inclusion and helped so many people connect their faith to the challenges and issues we face in our everyday lives. Descended from a long line of preachers, Bishop Pearson’s calling was to connect with those who felt spiritually unresolved or were searching for faith in their lives. Bishop Pearson liked to call himself a Sacred Activist and Spiritual Progressive – and he brought that passion to his work as a member of the Interfaith Alliance board of directors. Our hearts go out to his loved ones at this difficult time and we will keep them in our prayers.”

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