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RELEASE: Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons Joins CAP as a Fellow in the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative
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RELEASE: Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons Joins CAP as a Fellow in the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today that Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons is joining the organization as a fellow in the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, where he will help advance the team’s progressive vision of religious liberty, including LGBTQ equality and religious exemptions.

Graves-Fitzsimmons is an expert on the role of faith in progressive politics and the author of the forthcoming book Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity. He comes to CAP from ReThink Media, where he worked with Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian activists as the associate director of the Rights and Inclusion Collaborative.

“Guthrie will be an amazing asset to our team,” said Maggie Siddiqi, director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at CAP. “He has worked at the intersection of religion and progressive advocacy for close to a decade, and he’s one of the most influential progressive faith voices today.”

At CAP, Graves-Fitzsimmons’ work will analyze the role of religion in the progressive movement, from racial justice and reproductive rights to LGBTQ rights, immigration, and climate change. He will collaborate with CAP experts across these issue areas on original research and media engagement.

In just the past month, he has made national news by working with religious leaders opposed to war with Iran and by drawing attention to White House faith adviser Paula White’s remarks about “satanic pregnancies.”

Earlier in his career, he served as faith coordinator at the National Immigration Forum. He is also the founder of “The Resistance Prays,” a daily devotional for progressive Christians, and a deacon at Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Graves-Fitzsimmons is a graduate of American University and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, where he was the William Sloane Coffin Scholar.

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Sam Hananel at shananel@americanprogress.org or 202-478-6327.