IFC About Us Top Image

Created in 1978, the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) brings together eleven historic faith communities to promote dialogue, understanding and a sense of community and to work cooperatively for justice throughout the DC region.

IFC members currently include the Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Latter-day Saints, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sikh and Zoroastrian faith communities.  We work towards creating a just community through coalition-building, education, training and advocacy; by uniting diverse faith leaders to speak and act together; by publishing community resources; and by holding public events including concerts, award ceremonies, lectures, and public dialogues.

 

IFC STAFF

Executive Director
Rabbi Gerry Serottagserotta@ifcmw.org

Program Manager
Ann Delorey – annd@ifcmw.org

Lead Organizer
Symi Rom-Rymer – symirr@ifcmw.org

Office Administrator
Judy Bond – judyb@ifcmw.org

 

IFC MEMBER FAITH COMMUNITIES

BAHA’I
The Baha’i Community of Metropolitan Washington

BUDDHIST
The Buddhist Network of Metropolitan Washington, DC

HINDU AND JAIN
Association of United Hindu and Jain Temples

ISLAMIC
All Dulles Area Muslim Society
Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center
The Islamic Center of Washington, DC
Muslim Community Center
Masjid Muhammad

JEWISH
American Jewish Committee, Washington Regional Office
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
Washington Board of Rabbis

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Washington Metropolitan Area Regions

PROTESTANTS
African Methodist Episcopal, Second Episcopal District
African Methodist Episcopal Zion, Washington District
Christian Church-Capital Area (Disciples of Christ)
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Seventh Episcopal District
Church of God in Christ, Washington DC Jurisdiction
Church of our Lord Christ, Bibleway Worldwide
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Metro Washington, DC Synod
United Methodist Church, Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference
Baptist Association of Southern Maryland
Baptist Convention of DC and Vicinity
Church of the Brethren, Mid-Atlantic Region
Council of Churches of Greater Washington
Council of Community Churches
DC Baptist Convention
Episcopal Diocese of Washington
National Capital Baptist Convention
National Capital Presbytery
Northern Virginia Baptist Association
Potomac River Baptist Association
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
United Church of Christ, Potomac Association

ROMAN CATHOLIC
Archdiocese of Washington

SIKH
Guru Gobind Singh Foundation

ZOROASTRIAN
Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington, Inc.

 

IFC’S CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Imam Talib M. Shareef (Islamic)
Chair:  Mr. William Aiken (Buddhist)
First Vice President: Rabbi Batya Steinlauf (Jewish)
Secretary: Ms. Gretchen Rydin (Latter-Day Saint)
Treasurer: Ms. Mythili Lee Bachu (Hindu-Jain)

Imam Johari Abdul Malik (Islamic)
Ms. Susan Abravanel (Jewish)
Mr. Farzad Aidun (Zoroastrian)
Ms. Ruth S. Baker-Battist (Jewish)
Fr. Charles Cortinovis (Roman Catholic)
Ms. Anne Golightly (Latter-day Saint)
Mr. Jack Gordon (Baha’i)
Rev. Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness (Protestant)
Mr. Rizwan Jaka (Islamic)
Mr. Prasad Kadambi (Hindu-Jain)
Dr. Sanaullah Kirmani (Islamic)
Mr. Simeon  M. Kriesberg (Jewish)
Mr. Nanik Lahori (Hindu-Jain)
Mr. Chris Mathews (Latter-day Saint)
Mr. Anthony Quainton (Roman Catholic)
Mr. Alan Ronkin (Jewish)
Mr. Michael Scott (Roman Catholic)
Rajwant Singh, DDS (Sikh)
Dr. Siva Subramanian (Hindu-Jain)
Ms. Jayne Sutton (Buddhist)
Rabbi Uri Topolosky (Jewish)
Rev. Andre Towner (Protestant)
Dr. Sovan Tun (Buddhist)
Mr. Michael Turner (Baha’i)
Rev. Ed White (Protestant)
Judge Ronnie A. Yoder (Protestant)