What is WIROC?  WIROC is a network of congregations and individuals who want to focus on actions that support faith communities around the region as well as their own communities. These actions can include: participating in faith-based community responses to hate/bias crime incidents in the DMV, attending workshops on securing their house of worship, discussions on how to prevent a rise of hate speech in our region, and more. If you would like to report an incident, please click here.

What region does WIROC serve? WIROC is involved throughout the DC metro area including, but not limited to: Washington, DC, Montgomery County, MD, Prince George’s County, MD Fairfax County, VA, Loudoun County, VA and Prince William County, VA.

How can I get involved? As a congregation, you can become a Solidarity Congregation or as an individual, you can become a Solidarity Neighbor. You can sign up to join the WIROC network here.

What are the responsibilities and benefits of joining as a Solidarity Congregation? To join as a congregation, we ask that you pay an annual fee of $250-$500, that you make an effort to participate in solidarity events for targeted communities and that you participate in our annual Day of Unity program. When you join, you will be connected to a region-wide network of local clergy, lay leaders, and others with whom you can build new and strengthen existing relationships. You will also have access to a library of IFC video materials such as: an explanation of traditions practiced by local faith communities, clergy and lay leaders from different faiths speaking on topics such as Kindness and Inclusion, cooking workshops led by chefs of different faith traditions, and more.  

What are the responsibilities and benefits of joining as a Solidarity Neighbor? To join as an individual, we ask that you pay an annual fee of $15-$30, that you make an effort to participate in solidarity events for targeted communities and that you participate in our annual Day of Unity program. When you join, you will be connected to a region-wide network of local clergy, lay leaders, and others with whom you can build new and strengthen existing relationships. You will also have access to a library of IFC video materials such as: traditions practiced by local faith communities, clergy and lay leaders from different faiths speaking on topics such as Kindness and Inclusion, cooking workshops led by chefs of different faith traditions, and more.  

If you would like to join the WIROC network, please fill out this form.

If you would like to report an incident to the WIROC network, please click here.