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Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons is a fellow with the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at American Progress. His work focuses on a wide range of issues related to the role of religion in American public life, including promoting a progressive vision of religious liberty that champions LGBTQ rights and amplifying how faith communities empower social and economic justice.

Prior to joining American Progress, Graves-Fitzsimmons worked with national faith leaders on two high-profile issue advocacy campaigns: opposing the Muslim ban and passing comprehensive immigration reform. He served as the associate director of the Rights and Inclusion Collaborative at ReThink Media, where he worked to promote Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian rights. He was previously the faith coordinator at the National Immigration Forum, where he helped start the Evangelical Immigration Table.

He is the author of the forthcoming book Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity. His writing on religion and politics regularly appears in national media outlets, including CNN and The Washington Post. He’s also the founder of The Resistance Prays, a daily devotional aimed at spiritually and politically defeating Trumpism.

Graves-Fitzsimmons received his undergraduate degree from American University and his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, where he was the William Sloane Coffin Scholar. He and his husband, both native Texans, now live in Louisville, Kentucky.

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons
Covid mask and vaccination mandates aren’t Christian persecutionNBC NewsAugust 31, 2021
Religious Americans Demand Climate ActionCenter for American ProgressJuly 21, 2021
How an upcoming Supreme Court decision on ‘religious freedom’ could undermine religious freedomBaptist News GlobalMay 20, 2021
21 Faith Leaders To Watch in 2021Center for American ProgressMay 20, 2021
Faith Leaders Highlight How the American Jobs Plan Invests in U.S. CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2021
Religious Groups Rally for the American Rescue PlanCenter for American ProgressMarch 4, 2021
Conservatives opposing the Equality Act don’t speak for most people of faith, and they know itNBC NewsFebruary 26, 2021
The Pro-Democracy Faith MovementCenter for American ProgressFebruary 18, 2021
Trump fueled conservative Christian power. But with Biden and Warnock, that can change.NBC NewsJanuary 25, 2021
Advancing religious freedom abroad starts at homeReligion News ServiceJanuary 15, 2021
Covid-19 vaccines are an answered prayer for all faithsCNNJanuary 1, 2021
How Religion and LGBTQ Rights Intersect in Media CoverageCenter for American ProgressDecember 21, 2020
Recommendations for the Biden Administration on Engaging With Religious CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressNovember 13, 2020
Will my marriage survive? It’s up to the Supreme CourtThe Courier-JournalOctober 23, 2020
4 Ways Religious Communities Can Ensure a Safe and Fair ElectionCenter for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2020
How the Trump Administration Has Harmed Faith CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 21, 2020
Faith Leaders To Watch in 2020Center for American ProgressAugust 12, 2020
17 FAQs for Houses of Worship Considering Reopening Amid the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressJune 18, 2020
The CAP Faith Team’s Coronavirus ResourcesCenter for American ProgressMay 22, 2020
Connecting the Dots: How the Trump Administration Misuses Religious Freedom To Create a License To DiscriminateCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2020
Distorting religious freedom will put people in dangerCNNMay 14, 2020
The Plan for Reopening Houses of Worship After the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressMay 6, 2020
Religious Exemptions During the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Only Worsen the CrisisCenter for American ProgressMarch 27, 2020
The faithful response to coronavirus: protect one anotherCNNMarch 17, 2020
12 Questions From Faith Leaders for Presidential CandidatesCenter for American ProgressMarch 12, 2020
Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy meant a lot to LGBTQ Christians like meVoxMarch 3, 2020
No conflict between true religious liberty and LGBTQ rightsThe HillFebruary 27, 2020
The prayers President Trump isn’t hearingCNNFebruary 6, 2020