Bridging Communities /
Inspired by the successes of the Civil Rights movement, Auburn (which first became a partner of RPF’s more than a decade ago) brings together top leaders from Jewish, Christian, Muslim and other faith traditions to sharpen their leadership skills, increase their visibility and effectiveness as moral voices, and connect social justice movements around the key issues of our time. RPF supported the program with a two-year grant in 2016. Since then, it has grown to include 25 faith leaders working on and leading efforts ranging from the Poor People’s Campaign (re-launched by Reverend William Barber III in May 2018) to Bend the Arc. In addition to strengthening their individual efforts, the program fosters relationships among the Senior Fellows to build and nurture the larger progressive religious movement.