Weston Fisher is an active member in Religion in Public Life. He is a passionate advocate for the role of faith-based organizations in public discourse and policymaking.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Weston graduated from college with a degree in political science and philosophy. After college, he moved to Washington D.C., where he began his career as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill. During this time, Weston developed a deep understanding of the legislative process and how it affects religious organizations.
In 2010, Weston joined the staff of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs. Here, he worked to promote religious freedom by advocating for policies that protect religious minorities around the world. In addition to his work at Georgetown, Weston has served as an advisor to several faith-based organizations on issues related to public policy and advocacy.
In 2015, Weston founded Faithful Democracy, an organization dedicated to promoting meaningful dialogue between faith-based organizations and government officials on matters of public policy. Through Faithful Democracy’s efforts, Weston has been able to bring together diverse voices from across the political spectrum to discuss important issues such as poverty alleviation, immigration reform, and healthcare access.
Weston’s commitment to religious freedom and public policy has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the U.S. Department of State. He has also been featured in several publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post.
In addition to his work with Faithful Democracy, Weston is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Religious Freedom Institute. He is committed to protecting and promoting religious freedom around the world, and he hopes to continue his work for many years to come.