IFC offers dialogues around themes of interest like parenting and racism. The format varies depending on the venue and purpose.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, IFC is offered an online Interfaith Dialogue Series entitled, “During this time of crisis, what my faith has to do with . . .”. The series took place from May-June 2020. To view the videos, click here.
Congregation-based Dinner Dialogues
Know Your Neighbor: Interfaith Learning Sessions and Dinner Dialogues
IFC sponsors interfaith learning sessions and dinner dialogues hosted by different religious congregations in the metropolitan DC area. These events give participants a chance to learn things they’ve always wanted to know about their neighbors’ faith tradition and to reflect and share in small group dialogues through the lens of their own experience and tradition. Host religious communities provide a simple vegetarian meal for everyone to enjoy.
If you’re congregation is interested in hosting, please contact: [email protected]
Home-based Dinner Dialogues
Around the table, over a simple meal, people of diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds come together to share food and offer their views on life and meaning. Hosts volunteer to provide space for 6-8 to gather in their home for a shared meal and dialogue. IFC encourages religious diversity among those gathered. An appointed facilitator guides the discussion so that all feel welcome.
All share a meal and dialogue together around thought provoking questions based on broad themes present in nearly all faith traditions and worldviews. IFC provides instructions and resource material.
If you’re interested in receiving resource materials to host your own dialogue, please contact: [email protected]