We are immensely saddened to share news of the sudden passing of the Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon on December 25, 2012. She served as past chair of the Interfaith Alliance Board of Directors, senior advisor to the organization for interreligious relations, and was the recipient of our 2011 Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom award in recognition of her lifetime of ministry and outreach aimed at making all feel welcome and respected. This compassionate and courageous woman embodied the values of Interfaith Alliance and she will be missed, but never forgotten.

At the 2011 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Awards ceremony in New York City, Rev. Welton Gaddy spoke movingly about his years of admiration for and work with the late Bishop Jane, as he introduced her as the recipient of the award. Here is the video of those moments, as we remember a truly groundbreaking and heroic faith leader and friend, Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon (1937-2012.)

┬áHere are Rev. Gaddy’s thoughts in tribute to and remembrance of Bishop Jane.

You can read the announcement of Bishop Jane’s passing from Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC here.

Bishop Jane appeared on State of Belief Radio and talked at length about her life and ministry on October 29, 2011. Please click here to listen to that interview.

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