Resources & Media


More than 3,000 Faith Leaders Urge Members of Congress to Oppose the First Amendment Defense Act

July 21, 2015

Today, more than 3,000 clergy members and faith leaders wrote to members of Congress in opposition to the First Amendment Defense Act. The letter, organized by Bend the Arc in partnership with Auburn Seminary, notes that this legislation “does not respect the spirit of religious liberty—nor does it reflect fundamental values of treating all people with fairness and equality.”

Jewish, Christian and Muslim Community Organizers Come Together

June Newsletter | June 29, 2015

Alumni from the first four cohorts of our Community Organizing Residency gathered in Los Angeles to continue building the multi-faith movement for justice. One attendee came away with “a sense of belonging to a justice-centered, fierce, dedicated, savvy, compassionate, multi-faith, multi-racial community.”

A Look Back: The Fight for Marriage Equality

June Newsletter | June 29, 2015

Bend the Arc celebrates the Supreme Court’s landmark decision for same-sex marriage and revisits over a decade of our activism for equal rights in California and Washington, D.C.

CEO Stosh Cotler Delivers Stirring Call to Action on Voting Rights in Roanoke

June Newsletter | June 29, 2015

Bend the Arc joined national leaders at a rally in the District of Congressman Bob Goodlatte to demand the restoration of the Voting Rights Act. “Taking away the right to vote is not American,” said Stosh, “It is not Jewish.”

Vigils Across the Country Keep the Memory of Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner Alive

June Newsletter | June 29, 2015

51 years ago, three Freedom Summer activists were murdered by the KKK in Mississippi after investigating the burning of a black church. This year, Bend the Arc leaders across the country organized vigils to honor their legacy, to carry on their fight for the right of every American to vote, and to pay tribute to the nine victims of violent racism in Charleston.