The Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington invites you to a public meeting to learn more about WIROC and what YOU can do to support your community in these challenging times.
Washington Interfaith Response and Outreach Coalition (WIROC) is a regional, multi-faith grassroots network of congregations and individuals that initiates public expressions of solidarity by and for individuals and communities throughout the region proactively and in response to threats and attacks.
The recent election cycle has made us all more aware of deep divisions in our society, of people left behind with valid concerns about their most basic survival needs, and of others who may feel bewildered or alienated by cultural changes. Too many Americans have been led astray from the positive values of compassion and civility we need to thrive as a nation.
It is time for diverse religious and ethnic communities to take action and stand up for our common humanity.
What actions will WIROC take? As a regional, multi-faith network, WIROC will:
- Respond in person to acts of targeted vandalism, hateful speech, and other types of emotional and physical attacks on faith communities and individuals.
- Sponsor and support pro-active outreach opportunities year-round throughout the region including community-building activities such as Unity Walks and interfaith dialogues.
What can you do? As a congregation or an individual, you can join our Solidarity Congregation or Solidarity Neighbor network. As a university campus organization or college student, you can join our Solidarity Campus Organization or Campus Solidarity Ally network. To learn more, visit us at: ifcmw.org.
Please join us.
We will hold our first public meeting on Wednesday, May 3rd from 6:30-8:30pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5460 Western Avenue Northwest, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
To RSVP, please click here. Please plan to attend, and publicize widely. We hope to see you there.