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CIC Events

  • Diversity Workshop: Expand Your Religious and Cultural Knowledge
    When: Monday, February 6, 2017, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Location: Temple Rodef Shalom (2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church, VA 22043)
    Description: The DC, Maryland and Virginia region is home to many cultures and beliefs. The Fairfax County Community Interfaith Coordination Unit makes continuous efforts to promote respect and understanding of our diverse communities, and to provide the resources needed for assisting them. Dr. Naomi Paget will be with us for an all-day training on Diversity, which will better equip those trying to make a difference in reaching out across religious and cultural boundaries. Register now for this training presentation, the purpose of which is to bridge language, cultural and religious gaps within our communities. The Deadline for Registration is Wednesday, February 1, 2017. You can register online or by calling 703-324-3453, TTY 711.


  • Disaster Recovery Training – Part 2 of 2 - Table Top Exercise
    When: Thursday, February 9, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
    Location: Heritage Fellowship Church (2501 Fox Mill Road, Reston)
    The Hunter Mill District community groups and houses of worship will meet again to complete the training seminar that started on January 10, 2017. Attendees will practice how they will work together in response to a local disaster. This event will begin with a free dinner served at 6 p.m. and include ample time for Q & A. To register, and to advise us of any ADA accommodations or food requirements, please contact Renice Holman at 703-324-7609, TTY 711.


  • Domestic Violence Prevention Committee Meeting
    Thursday, February 9, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    Location: Pennino Building, 10th Floor - Hall of Honor (12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax)
    Description: The Domestic Violence Prevention Committee organizes faith based domestic violence prevention and response workshops, provides presentations to faith communities, and prepares and distributes faith based and community domestic violence prevention resource documents. If you’re interested in participating in this month’s committee meeting or if you wish to contribute to the planning of future community engagement efforts, please send an email to or telephone our office at (703) 324-3453.


  • FCIA Emergency Management Taskforce Meeting
    When: Thursday, February 16, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    Location: McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center (4890 Alliance Drive, Suite 2300, Fairfax)
    Description: The interfaith Emergency Planning Committee plans and executes interfaith community emergency preparedness, response and recovery communication, training, and coordination initiatives.


  • FCIA Network Meeting
    Wednesday, March 8, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Location: TBD
    Description: We will hold our next bimonthly FCIA Network Meeting in the month of March. Topic TBD. Regular attendees who wish to pre-register are welcome to do so. Additional details will be provided soon. Register online, by contacting us at, by phone at 703-324-3453, TTY 711.

  • A United Response to Hate Speech, Bias Incidents and Hate Crime
    When: Sunday, March 26, 3 to 5 p.m.
    Location: Ernst Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia
    Description: Please mark your calendars for our upcoming "United Response to Hate Speech and Crime," a program designed to provide information, resources and tools for addressing harmful rhetoric and hate crimes in Fairfax County. Both individual and community responses to hate speech and crime will be presented and discussed by religious leaders, local, state, and federal legal and law enforcement officials, and county leadership. Featured speakers will include Chairman Sharon Bulova of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Steve Gordon - Assistant US Attorney with the US Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, and Seth Gordon-Lipkin - Education Director of the Anti-Defamation League's Washington, DC Regional Office. Local faith leaders will also participate in the event, including Rev. Dr. Lisa Rzepka of John Calvin Presbyterian Church and panelists Rabbi Amy Schwartzman of Temple Rodef Shalom, Imam Johari Malik of Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center and Rev. Dr. Steve Hyde of Ravensworth Baptist Church. Additional clergy and community leaders are still being added to the roster of speakers and participants; please follow our upcoming announcements for new details.

    The United Response to Hate Speech and Crime will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Ernst Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia. There will be ample free parking available. Registration is also free; the deadline to register is Thursday, March 23, 2017. To Register: Click Here. This program is being organized by Fairfax County’s Dangerous Speech Prevention Committee. For more information about this and other Fairfax County Community Interfaith Coordination committees, please continue to check for updates on our website.

  • Understanding The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
    Tuesday, March 29, 11:30 a.m.
     King of Kings Lutheran Church (4025 Kings Way, Fairfax)
    Our next domestic violence prevention workshop will train participants to recognize signs that indicate a child's exposure to domestic violence, understand challenges, and identify/access victim resources. The presenters will be Allison Medina (Program Manager, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, The Women’s Center) and Amanda Tenorio (Break the Cycle Program Coordinator, The Women’s Center). Please bring a brown bag lunch; drinks and cookies will be provided. This workshop is presented by Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood & Community Services  (NCS) and The FCIA Interfaith Domestic Violence Prevention Committee. Register by Monday, March 27, online, by contacting us at or by phone at 703-324-3453, TTY 711.

Contact Us

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

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


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