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Faith Communities in Action

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. FCIA meets every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) on the second Wednesday of the month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. All faith communities are welcome to attend. FCIA is supported by the Fairfax County Clergy and Leadership Council. 

Fairfax County Faith Communities In Action Role

  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 Meetings

FCIA meets bimonthly on the second Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Meetings are held in the Fairfax County Government Center Conference Center located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia.

FCIA and Fairfax County Clergy & Leadership Council Executive Committee

Rabbi David Kalender

Reverend Liza Rzepka
Vice Chairperson

Imam Mohamed Magid
Vice Chairperson

Reverend Bruce Langwiser
Domestic Violence Prevention Committee Chairperson

Mr. Tom Lambiase
Interfaith Emergency Planning Committee Chairperson

Sheri Link
Homelessness Prevention and Housing Opportunities  Committee Chairperson

Imam Mohamed Magid
Interfaith Community Dialogue for Understanding and Respect Committee Chairperson

Shari Zamarra
Children & Youth Committee Chairperson

Older Adult Ministries Committee Chairperson

Other Leaders within the FCIA and Fairfax County Clergy & Leadership Council

Cantor Michael Shochet
Fairfax County Community Chaplain Corps

Marie Monsen
Interfaith Communities for Dialogue

Jared Hermalin
McLean Community Connections Dialogue Circle

Contact Us

Fairfax County Community Interfaith Coordination
Department of Neighborhood & Community Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 405
Fairfax, VA 22035

Phone: 703-324-3453, TTY 711
Fax: 703-653-1314


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