The Interfaith Network of Montgomery County (INMC) is a member-based, public/private partnership created through a collaboration between Interfaith Works and the Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council. The INMC will bring hundreds of faith communities together to build a healthy, resilient community where all residents feel respected, valued and supported. INMC will focus on fostering dialogue and providing faith-community solutions to crucial issues, including poverty, health care, xenophobia and bigotry.
The Faith Community Advisory Council was created by County Executive Ike Leggett to respond to the needs and concerns of faith communities and work collaboratively with government, non-profits and community organizations to create a just and healthy Montgomery County. Interfaith Works (IW) was founded in 1972 by a group of congregations representing differing faith traditions who were united in their commitment to combat poverty in Montgomery County. That work continues today, with IW helping more than 16,000 Montgomery County residents annually through prevention, stabilization and empowerment programs.