May Faith Community Events Highlight Interfaith Dialogue, Older Adults and Youth

April 30, 2010
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News Highlights  

  • Topics include how faith communities can best serve aging residents; “What Hate Brings to Our Community”; Fairfax County Youth Survey results; and viewing and discussion of a new documentary on Muslim public opinion.
  • Events are free; register online or contact the Fairfax County Community Interfaith Liaison Office for more information.

This May, Fairfax County faith community events will highlight interfaith dialogue, how to better serve older adults and best practices for youth prevention and services. Register for these free events online orcontact the Fairfax County Community Interfaith Liaison Office at 703-324-3453, TTY 711, or by e-mail

“How will the Health Care Reform Act Affect Older Adults?” - Faith Communities in Action Network Meeting for Older Adult Ministries

  • By 2015, more than 22 percent of Fairfax County residents will be 55 years or older. How does your faith community reach out to its aging members? Come learn about new and ongoing programs for older adults in Fairfax County and hear guest speaker Jennifer Dexter, assistant vice president of government affairs for Easter Seals National Office, talk about the ramifications of the new national health care policies on older adults. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 12, at the Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 2/3, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Sign in will start at 1:45 p.m.; the meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m.

“What Hate Brings to Our Community” - McLean Community Connections Community Dialogue

  • This interactive and multicultural interfaith dialogue provides a forum for discussion on what hate brings to the community. The event takes place on Thursday, May 13, at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean. Sign in will start at 7 p.m.; program will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

“A Seminar for Adult Leaders of Youth in Faith Communities” - Faith and Communities Together Symposium (FACTS) Adobe PDF

  • The newest Fairfax County Youth Survey offers information that will help protect our youth. Topics covered will include what youth are saying, what protects our youth and how to meet the challenges. The event takes place on Tuesday, May 25, noon to 3 p.m., at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. For more information, contact Sarah White at 703-324-5648, TTY 711, or by e-mail.

“Inside Islam: What 100 Billion Muslims Think” - Interfaith Community Dialogue

This dialogue focuses on the new documentary "Inside Islam: What 100 Billion Muslims Think,” which highlights a recent global poll of Muslim public opinion conducted by the Gallup organization. The film, which runs approximately 50 minutes, will be shown and participants will then break into groups of 8 to 10 to discuss. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 26, at the Ravensworth Baptist Church, 5100 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. Sign in begins at 6:15 p.m.; program is from 6:30 to 9 p.m.


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