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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, Jain, Jewish, Latter-day Saints, Muslim, 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 Serotta[email protected]

Program Manager
Ann Delorey – [email protected]

Lead Organizer
Symi Rom-Rymer – [email protected]

Office Administrator
Judy Bond – [email protected]

 

IFC MEMBER FAITH COMMUNITIES

BAHA’I
The Baha’i Community of Metropolitan Washington

BUDDHIST
Cambodia Buddhist Center
Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW)
Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington
Soka Gakkai International-USA

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

HINDU AND JAIN
Association of United Hindu and Jain Temples

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

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

PROTESTANTS
African Methodist Episcopal, Second Episcopal District
African Methodist Episcopal Zion, Washington District
Christian Church-Capital Area (Disciples of Christ)
Church of the Brethren, Mid-Atlantic Region
Council of Churches of Greater Washington
Episcopal Diocese of Washington
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Metropolitan Washington, DC Synod, ELCA
National Capital Baptist Convention
National Capital Presbytery
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
United Church of Christ, Potomac Association
United Methodist Church, Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference

ROMAN CATHOLIC
Archdiocese of Washington
Diocese of Arlington Virginia

SIKH
Guru Gobind Singh Foundation

ZOROASTRIAN
Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington, Inc.

 

IFC’S CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Mr. William Aiken (Buddhist)
Chair: Imam Talib M. Shareef (Muslim)
First Vice President: Ms. Anne Golightly (Latter-day Saint)
Secretary: Rev. Andre Towner (Protestant)
Treasurer: Fr. Charles Cortinovis (Roman Catholic)

Imam Johari Abdul Malik (Muslim)
Mr. Farzad Aidun (Zoroastrian)
Ms. Mythili “Lee” Bachu (Hindu-Jain)
Ms. Ruth S. Baker-Battist (Jewish)
Ms. Betsy Gerdeman (Protestant)
Rabbi James Hyman (Jewish)
Mr. Rizwan Jaka (Muslim)
Mr. Prasad Kadambi (Hindu-Jain)
Ms. Ranjana Kohli (Sikh)
Mr. Simeon  M. Kriesberg (Jewish)
Mr. Nanik Lahori (Hindu-Jain)
Mr. Chris Mathews (Latter-day Saint)
Mr. Chris Meldrum (Latter-day Saint)
Ms. Gisu Mohadjer (Baha’i)
Mr. Anthony Quainton (Roman Catholic)
Mr. Alan Ronkin (Jewish)
Ms. Jean Rosenberg (Buddhist)
Ms. Aman Shergill (Sikh)
Ms. Jayne Sutton (Buddhist)
Rev. Andre Towner (Protestant)
Dr. Sovan Tun (Buddhist)
Rev. Ed White (Protestant)
Judge Ronnie A. Yoder (Protestant)
Rev. Chris Zacharias (Protestant)