We are excited to announce the sixth annual DC Interfaith Leadership Summit!

When? The Summit will be held on Monday, February 19th 2018 from 12pm-5pm.

Where? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5460 Western Avenue Northwest, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

What is the Summit? The purpose of this gathering is to provide a day of focused dialogue among young DC area leaders from a variety of faith traditions including those from multi-faith and no faith backgrounds who are dedicated to building interfaith relationships with peers and allies. The summit is open to anyone, ages 18-39, who hold a position of responsibility in their community/organization. Our goal is to share resources and build a stronger network of local allies across communities in order to more effectively serve and work for social justice in the region, and more broadly encourage interfaith understanding.

How can I sign up? Here!

How much does it cost? There is a suggested donation of $20.

What will the workshops be this year? This year’s small discussion sessions will include:
Liberation Theology & Intersectionality: Advocating for Personal Liberation Within Spiritual Practices
How to Enact Change: Lessons from a Successful National Religious Literacy Campaign
Sacred Poetry: A Journey To Spiritual Solidarity
Addressing Anti-Muslim Bigotry: On Being an Ally
Public Speaking for Interfaith Leaders
Our Communities’ Religious Response to Climate Change
Gender roles and Spirituality
The empowerment of the self through Vedic spiritual practices
And more!

How can my organization support the Summit? We welcome all kinds of support for the Summit. You may be a co-sponsor at the $25o level (which includes a table at the Resource Fair), you may have a table at the Resource Fair ($75 until February 16th) or you may offer an in-kind donation including, food, conference supplies, etc. For more information about donating to the Summit, please email Symi Rom-Rymer at: [email protected]

How do I get to the LDS Chapel? The closest metro stop is Friendship Heights (Red Line) and it’s about a 7-10min walk from there. There is also street parking around the chapel.

About Past Summits

  • Over 200 participants from over two dozen faith traditions and communities throughout the region!
  • Workshops on topics such as racial justice, environmental stewardship, and more!
  • A resource fair featuring local and national organizations, programs, and communities!

 

To view a sample schedule from a recent summit (2017), click here.

To learn more about the IFC’s programming throughout the year, please sign up for our mailing list.