Fellow, Center for American Progress
Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons is a fellow with the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for 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 the Center for 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. He is the author of Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity (Broadleaf Books, 2020). His commentary on religion and politics appears regularly in national news outlets, including CNN, the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and Crooked Media. 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 in Washington, D.C. and his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his husband and serves as a deacon and Bible study teacher at Highland Baptist Church.