Since our founding in 1991 by Reverend Doug Tanner, former Rep. Glenn Poshard (D-IL), Anne Bartley and Reverend Joe Eldridge, we’ve offered members of Congress and other political leaders opportunities to advance the self-reflection and unity necessary for effective leadership.

From 1997 – 2005, Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) and Rep. Amo Houghton (R-New York) co-chaired our Board of Directors, raising our profile and broadening our reach. Rep. Lewis continues his remarkable work with us and leads our Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimages.