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Faith Communities in Action

Faith Communities In Action (FCIA)

Imam Mohamed Magid, Chairman

Fairfax County Faith Communities in Action (FCIA) is a network of faith communities, faith and community-based organizations, and government agencies that promote a respectful, healthy, and caring community through countywide interfaith, government and non-profit organization dialogue. The group is supported by Fairfax County Community Interfaith Coordination within the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.


  1. Foster education and understanding of countywide religions to strengthen community respect, communication, cooperation and coordination.
  2. Strengthen faith community awareness and understanding of community services and access to services.
  3. Increase faith community awareness and understanding of community concerns and needs.
  4. Connect and network faith communities around community concerns and needs.
  5. Assist the government to address concerns and needs identified by the faith community.
  6. Promote and strengthen faith communities’ capacity and practices to address the concerns and needs of the community.
  7. Promote and strengthen faith-based community organizations’ capacity and practices to address the concerns and needs of the community.
  8. Strengthen clergy engagement with each other to foster a strong community clergy voice.

FCIA meets bimonthly on the second Wednesday of every other month from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Meetings are held in the Fairfax County Government Center Conference Center located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Community Interfaith Liaison Office @

Meeting Schedule / Location: Conference Rooms 2 & 3

Faith Communities in Action Executive Committee and Task Force/Committee Chairmen 

Chairman                              Imam Mohamed Magid   

Vice Chairman                      Reverend Ronald Christian   

Vice Chairman                      Rabbi David Kalender                       

Domestic Violence                 Reverend Bruce Langwiser   

Interfaith Emergency           Reverend John Denninger     
Planning Steering Committee

   *Fairfax County Community Chaplain Corps  
                                           Cantor Michael Shochet                 

Homeless Prevention             Deacon Sheri Link      
  and Housing Opportunities
  Task Force

Interfaith Community          Imam Mohamed Magid     
    Dialogue for Understanding
    and Respect

    *Interfaith Communities      Marie Monsen             
     for Dialogue                     

    *McLean Community         Jean Wise –Dialogue Circle

Youth Task Force                 Shari Zamarra                       

*Aging Ministries Network    Patricia Rohrer   
  Task Force

     *East Springfield Network  Sharron Dryer        
     * Oakton/Vienna Network   Kathy Birnbaum
     * Fairfax Station/Burke       Karen Ray
     * Franconia                       Rev. Susan Hinderleider

* Do not serve on the FCIA Executive Committee     

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination in all County programs, services, and activities.  Special accommodations and/or alternative information formats will be provided upon request.  To request accomodations, please contact the Community Interfaith Liaison Office.

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