InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC)
"One of the most dynamic, diverse inter-religious coalitions in the United States." -The Washington Post
Created in 1978, the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) brings together eleven historic faith communities to promote dialogue, understanding and a sense of community among persons of diverse faiths and to work cooperatively for social and economic justice in metropolitan Washington.
IFC members are the Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Latter-day Saints, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sikh, and Zoroastrian faith communities. We work towards creating a just community through coalition-building, education, training and advocacy, by uniting diverse faith leaders to speak and act together, networking with other groups, publishing community resources and holding public events involving music, award ceremonies and lectures.
IFC works to deepen mutual interfaith understanding through a thoughtful process of dialogue in a variety of ways and settings among people of different religious and cultural backgrounds.
IFC is committed to protecting religious liberty through education and outreach, advocacy and policy.
IFC participates in and leads a variety of service programs where young people of many faiths come together to engage in socially constructive projects, with time for discussion as they learn about each other.