Leaders from FCAC and Interfaith Works with County Executive Ike Leggett.
The Interfaith Network of Montgomery County (INMC) is a member-based, public/private partnership created through a collaboration between Interfaith Works and the Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council. The INMC will bring hundreds of faith communities together to build a healthy, resilient community where all residents feel respected, valued and supported. INMC will focus on fostering dialogue and providing faith-community solutions to crucial issues, including poverty, health care, xenophobia and bigotry.
Current programming includes:
Volunteering to assist recent refugees, seniors and those challenged by health and hunger issues
Training faith leaders to assist in emergency responses to hate, violence and disasters
Addressing school related issues, including bullying and bigotry
Addressing unique land-use issues affecting faith communities
The Faith Community Advisory Council was created by County Executive Ike Leggett to respond to the needs and concerns of faith communities and work collaboratively with government, non-profits and community organizations to create a just and healthy Montgomery County. Interfaith Works (IW) was founded in 1972 by a group of congregations representing differing faith traditions who were united in their commitment to combat poverty in Montgomery County. That work continues today, with IW helping more than 16,000 Montgomery County residents annually through prevention, stabilization and empowerment programs.
Interfaith Network of Montgomery County was launched on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett spoke on the value of INMC in creating a welcoming, resilient and inclusive county.
GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDED:
COUNTY EXECUTIVE ISIAH LEGGETT
MARK HETFIELD, PRESIDENT & CEO of HIAS
CRYSTAL CARR TOWNSEND, PRESIDENT of the HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE FOUNDATION
MCPS ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT DR. JONATHAN BRICE
MCPD ASSISTANT CHIEF CAPTAIN LAURA LANHAM
RESOURCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED:
Montgomery County Food Council
Primary Care Coalition
MANNA Food Center
Department of Permitting Services
Fire and Rescue Services
Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Solutions in Hometown Connections
The Asylum Seekers Assistance Project
Lutheran Social Services
International Rescue Committee
Central American Resource Center
Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center
Dementia Friendly America
Religious Land Use Working Group
Faith Community Working Group
Neighbors in Need Working Group
Muslim Advocacy Group
FCWG Education Committee
Faith Leaders Response Team
Welcoming Our New Neighbors
Become of member of the Interfaith Network of Montgomery County.
The Interfaith Network Montgomery County a public-private partnership between the Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council (FCAC) and Interfaith Works (IW). Through this partnership, the FCAC and IW will work together to connect hundreds of faith communities to continue to build a healthy, resilient communities where all residents feel safe, respected, valued and supported.
Founding Member $2,500
Community Partner: $1,000
INMC Affiliate: $500
INMC Supporter: $250
INMC Friend: $100
You can contribute online HERE.
If you prefer to contribute by check, please indicate the donation is to the “Interfaith Network of Montgomery County” and mail your membership to:
114 West Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
For questions and concerns, please contact InterfaithNetwork@iworksmc.org
Visit the Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council website for upcoming events at this link