All programs are open to all leaders of faith communities.
The Faith Community Working Group invites you to join our third annual Multicultural Dialogue Series. Participants will engage in anti-bias exercises with a trained facilitator. Potluck begins at 6:30 PM. $5 donation for materials & use of the space would be appreciated at the door.
The exercises in this series of dialogues develop from first to third. We encourage you to attend this dialogue and consider attending the second and third dialogue.
All attendees MUST REGISTER
NO CHILD CARE PROVIDED
The Faith Community Advisory Council Presents:
Religious Land Use: Empowering Houses of Worship
A community based information sharing and discussion forum. Come to learn about the process and flow for applying for a building permit in Montgomery County, Maryland, and your rights under the law. Come at 6:30 PM for a tour of the center and to learn about Zoroastrianism!
County Rules & Regulations
Religious Land Use Rights under Federal Law
Consideration Buying Land & New Construction/Renovation
IN COOPERATION WITH
Department of Permitting Services
Department of Environmental Protection
Montgomery County Community Use of Public Facilities
Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
More to be announced!
All attendees MUST REGISTER for a FREE TICKET
THE FAITH COMMUNITY WORKING GROUP
INVITES MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENTS OF ALL FAITH TRADITIONS AND ETHNIC
BACKGROUNDS TO THE THIRD ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL DIALOGUE: “EXPLORING RACISM & BIAS, MEETING THE DIVINE IN THE OTHER”
Each dialogue will begin with reflections on our sacred texts, our common humanity, and through
small group exercises, learn to see the divine in each other.
Attend one or all three. Register for EACH dialogue at least a week prior to the date of the
The Neighbors in Need Working Group in collaboration with the Montgomery County Food Council presents a Hunger Forum to inform and engage faith communities in effectively caring for the hungry.Special presentations by County Executive Ike Leggett and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will premiere the Mapping of Faith Communities in Montgomery County.
The Faith Community Working Group with its partners is hosting a timely workshop for faith leaders, office staff, greeters, ushers and building and grounds and worship committees.
Learn how our racialized society affects all people. Multiple book groups and a film discussion group, located throughout the county, based on books chosen to raise awareness of racism and white privilege meeting 4-5 times in the Fall & Winter. Participants MUST purchase their own copy of the book they select.
Barbara Brown Taylor, best-selling author, preacher, teacher and Episcopal priest, will speak with us about teaching and learning about world religions at a rural Southern college and how it has deepened her faith, the focus of her fourteenth and latest book, Holy Envy (2019). Time magazine included Barbara on their 2014 list of the most influential people the year. Named Georgia’s Woman of the Year in 2015, she has served on the facul-ties of Columbia Theological Seminary, the Candler School of Re-ligion at Emory University, and Piedmont College, among others. She is a frequent preacher and lecturer at the Chautauqua Institu-tion.
The afternoon panel will be facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Carol Flett, co-chair of the Montgomery County’s Faith Community Working Group.
What is American identity? What is the place of Muslims and immigrants in the US? How can different races, religions, and cultures live together in America? How we can understand the vision of the Founding Fathers of the country? To seek the answers, professor and Islamic scholar Akbar Ahmed and his team of young American researchers set out across the nation, visiting 75 cities and 100 mosques over one year.
The Interfaith Works Caring Breakfast attracts more than 400 leaders from the business, political, governmental and nonprofit communities, who gather to celebrate our partnerships that help uplift our neighbors in need. Interfaith Works serves over 17,000 people each year by empowering individuals and families with the tools and skills to lift themselves from poverty and homelessness.
Join the JCRC of Greater Washington online for our annual Yom Ha’Shoah Community Wide Commemoration.
Please sign up below to receive a link to the live stream and the program booklet so that you may follow along and participate from home. The links will be emailed prior to the commemoration.
“Unto Every Person there is a Name“, the annual reading for the names of those who perished in the Holocaust, will be shown on Tuesday, April 21, all day on the JCRC’s website.
Washington National Cathedral and Interfaith Power & Light co-host this online service focused on our shared call to climate action. Join us in prayer and song in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Our traditions are beautiful in their diversity. Each offers a unique gift to our collective effort to protect our Earth with all her living communities. Leaders from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Latter-Day Saints, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist and other spiritual communities share their traditions’ gifts through sacred text, commentary, and song, and call us to collective action.
NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY! Watch online at CATHEDRAL.ORG/EARTHDAY, or live on Facebook.
Join the Virtual Town Hall
From your computer, tablet or smartphone, browse to
Meeting ID: 968 4901 2961
Or dial directly (646) 558 – 8656
We’ll be addressing the following and answering your questions;
Grants for faith communities
Caring for the food insecure
Matching needs with resources
Healthcare status and services
2020 Census virtual resources
Anti-Asian and anti-Jewish hate incidents have exploded due to the pandemic. Since March, Asian Americans have reported well over 1,600 acts of physical or verbal abuse across the country. Please join CUAH and our co-sponsors to learn more about this problem and how you can fight back.
· Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh
· Maryland State Senator Susan Lee
· Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Director Jim Stowe
· APA Community Leader Judge Chung Pak
· CUAH Senior Advisor Aryani Ong
· ADL Senior Associate Regional Director Meredith Weisel
MUST RSVP FOR LINK
The Day of Unity* (DOU) is an annual, coordinated day of interfaith local, grassroots action and community building around the DC metro area. It is an opportunity for people of different faiths, or of no faith, to come together and create an event at the local level. The event could be anything from a meal, to a dialogue, to a community project, to a shared worship service or any other activity that brings people together across faith traditions.
This year, the DoU will be Sunday, May 3rd. Since we anticipate that events will take place virtually, we have put together a list of events that translate well to online forums. You are not limited to these