The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization works to coalesce, train, and organize
the communities of Greater Boston across religious, racial, ethnic, class, and
neighborhood lines for the public good. (read more...)
GBIO is an organization of 50 religious congregations and other local institutions that joined together in 1998 in order to more powerfully pursue justice in the State of Massachusetts. Since the founding GBIO has played a critical role in securing Massachusetts health care reform, helping to roll over $300 million in to the construction of affordable housing in the state, and supporting local leadership in efforts to attain worker protections, school renovations, adequate access to school textbooks, as well as other major victories.
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GBIO in the News
Arnie Graf was not only the Metro IAF supervising organizer from for The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization for many years (2002-2013) , but he acted as interim lead organizer for a year (2003) coming from Baltimore every other week. Organizers and leaders alike have felt blessed to learn from this exceptional man.(DemocraticFaith.com)
The state’s top judge on Tuesday urged an interfaith group to push for criminal justice reform when Massachusetts legislators take up the issue in the fall.(Boston Globe)
Walsh backs surcharge for affordable housing.(Bay Street Banner)
Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s plan to build affordable housing with a new property tax is likely to drive up rents in the city, real estate experts say — and they doubt it will only hit homeowners to the tune of $28 a year.(Boston Herald)