The D.L. Dykes, Jr. Foundation

The D.L. Dykes, Jr. Foundation
3000 Old Canton Rd., Suite 505
Jackson, MS 39216


Faith And Reason is the public-facing brand of the D.L. Dykes, Jr. Foundation, a 501.c.3 religious charitable operating foundation. While our work is primarily with a variety of Christian and Jewish organizations, it operates independently of any congregation, denomination or ecclesiastical authority. You can learn more about our Programs here.

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Our mission is to promote critical thinking about historical and traditional Christianity and its relationship with other religious traditions and to inspire individuals to recognize the injustices in society and to work for social and economic change.



The late Methodist minister D.L. Dykes, Jr. was a courageous and pioneering figure in the deep South during the turbulent 60s into the 80s. The D.L. Dykes, Jr. Foundation was given its name by his lifelong friend and Foundation founder, the late R. Z. Biedenharn. Biedenharn said that he created the foundation to preserve the contribution of D.L. Dykes, Jr. and like-minded individuals to follow.

Learn more about the D.L. Dykes, Jr. Foundation’s history