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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. 

Faith Communities in Action (FCIA) in partnership with the NCS Community Interfaith Coordination and Volunteer Fairfax presents the Fairfax County Community Collaboration: Summit for Disaster Resiliency March 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church 6600 Old Centreville Road Centerville VA.  Come learn about faith communities and public and private organizations’ roles in disaster resiliency and methods to sustain their operations during and after an emergency. Register here.


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.

Register for Community Interfaith Coordination Events.

Meeting Date


January 8, 2014 Day Laborers Sites & Centers in Fairfax County: Education, Legal Assistance, Safety, and Aid Assistance

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January 8th Agendapdf icon 2014 Community Issues of Importance Formpdf icon
November 13, 2013 Connecting Congregation Members to the Affordable Health Care Market Place

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Health Care Insurance Marketplace Presentation for Faith Leaderspdf icon Faith Leader Health Care Action Guidepdf icon NVFS Volunteer Opportunitiespdf icon November 13th Agendapdf icon

Volunteer Information Session pdf icon  2014 Hypothermia Prevention VOA Handoutpdf icon


September 11, 2013

Foster Care Kids: What Can We Do? pdf icon

September 11th Agendapdf icon
May 8, 2013

Mental Illness, Behavioral Disorder, Substance Abuse  pdf icon

May 8th Agenda pdf icon Community Service Board Mental Health Class Registration pdf icon
March 13, 2013

Faith Community "Live Healthy Fairfax" Dialogue and Getting Ready for Child Abuse Awareness Month pdf icon

March 13th Agenda pdf icon Transforming Health in Fairfax pdf icon Community Transformation Grant Live Healthy Fairfax Implementation Plan pdf icon
January 9, 2013

Prisoner Community Re-Entry: Impacts and Solutions for Success pdf icon

January 9th Agenda pdf icon
November 14, 2012

Vulnerable and Chronically Homeless Fairfax County Inividuals pdf icon

November 14th Agenda pdf icon
September 12, 2012

Faith Community Experiences with Human Service Needs pdf icon

September 12th Agenda pdf icon Human Services System Results Descriptions  pdf icon Affordable Housing pdf icon
Connected Individuals pdf icon Economic Self-Sufficiency pdf icon Healthy People pdf icon
Positive Living for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities  pdf icon Successful Children & Youth pdf icon
July 11, 2012

Accessing Family Homeless Services & School Supply Initiative pdf icon

July 11th Agenda pdf icon Virginia Back to School Supplies and Clothing Allowance Proposal-SALT pdf icon 
Family Homeless Service Access Redesign pdf icon
May 9, 2012

Feeding the Hungry pdf icon

May 9th Agenda pdf icon Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) pdf icon Community Based Organization Mapping pdf icon Meal Programs pdf icon Hungry Kids Food Program pdf icon

FCIA and Fairfax County Clergy and Leadership Council Executive Committee


Chairman Imam Mohamed Magid

Vice Chairman

Reverend Ronald Christian

Vice Chairman

Rabbi David Kalender 

Domestic Violence Prevention Committee Chairman Reverend Bruce Langwiser
Interfaith Emergency Planning Committee Chairman 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


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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