What is WIROC? Washington Interfaith Response and Outreach Coalition (WIROC) is the IFC’s grassroots network of Solidarity Congregations and Solidarity Neighbors. It initiates public demonstrations of solidarity by and for individuals and communities throughout the region proactively as well as in response to religiously motivated threats and attacks. 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.

What do you mean by “Response and Outreach?” Our region-wide response team responds in person to acts of targeted vandalism, hateful speech, and other types of emotional and physical attacks on faith communities and individuals. We also organize and support positive community-building opportunities such as our annual Day of Unity.

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

Solidarity Congregations:
Agree to be part of the regional network of congregations around the DC metro area that participates in rapid response as well as lifting up the voices of the vulnerable. We encourage an annual contribution of $250-$500, and ask that you to appoint an individual from your congregation to be the WIROC point of contact. When you join our Solidarity Congregation network, you will be acknowledged on this site. See our list of current Solidarity Congregations here!

Solidarity Neighbors:
Agree to be part of the regional network of individuals around the DC metro area that participates in rapid response as well as lifting up the voices of the vulnerable. We are asking for a suggested donation of $15 for students, seniors, and those of limited income and $30 for adults.

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.