“I just want to thank those who provided this opportunity to come together in such an open arena of encouraged curiosity.  Remaining open and just honoring each other are such tremendous keys to us living in peace and strength.  So, thank you.  This strengthens us and our mission.”–Participant in an IFC Religious and Cultural Literacy workshop

For over 40 years, the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) has worked to support, engage, and lift up the voices of those who live, work, and pray in our region. To be fully prepared to engage in today’s diverse society, whether as a professional, a member of a religious or spiritual community, or simply as a resident of the DMV, one needs to be knowledgeable about the different beliefs, practices and cultures that exist within the greater Washington area. To better bridge the differences that too often keep us apart, IFC offers different types of religious and cultural literacy workshops aimed at increasing understanding and respect for all who live here.  Click here to learn more about the different types of workshops we offer.

All of our workshops are designed to educate and equip participants to engage in religiously diverse settings. Topics to be addressed may include: creating a religiously equitable environment; addressing common misconceptions of different faith traditions; and modeling complex conversations around religious and cultural differences. 

Each workshop will be centered around one or more of our Religious and Cultural Literacy Workshop modules. As workshop host, you can choose which module(s) you would like to use and we will work with you to tailor it to your needs. 

If you’re interested in learning more and about our fees, please email our Outreach Director, Symi Rom-Rymer, at [email protected].

Click here to download our Religious Cultural Literacy Workshop flyer.