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Faith Communities in Action


 fcia logo 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 and Leadership Council Executive Committee

Leadership

Chairperson Rabbi David Kalender

Vice Chairperson

Reverend Liza Rzepka

Vice Chairperson

Imam Mohamed Magid

Domestic Violence Prevention Committee Chairperson Reverend Bruce Langwiser
Interfaith Emergency Planning Committee Chairperson Mr. Tom Lambiase
Homeless Prevention and Housing Opportunities  Committee Chairperson Sheri Link
Interfaith Community Dialogue for Understanding and Respect Committee Chairperson Imam Mohamed Magid
Children & Youth Committee Chairperson Shari Zamarra
Older Adult Ministries Committee Chairperson Currently Unfilled

Other Leaders Within the Faith Communities in Action (FCIA) and Fairfax County Clergy and Leadership Council

Leadership

Fairfax County Community Chaplain Corps Cantor Michael Shochet
Interfaith Communities for Dialogue Marie Monsen
McLean Community Connections Dialogue Circle Jared Hermalin

 


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