Events, Testimony, Council Meetings

SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF UNITY AND FRIENDSHIP IN OUR COMMUITY. Walk down Massachusetts Ave. with your neighbors, visiting more than 10 houses of worship and other religious centers in a public celebration of solidarity and friendship among different faiths and cultures in our diverse community. Sunday, September 10, 2017. Opening ceremony at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 1:30 PM with concluding ceremony at the Islamic Center of Washington at 5 PM. Additional information and registration: InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington or unitywalk@ifcmw.org.

GOOD FAITH COMMUNITIES COALITION ANNUAL MEETING: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2 PM at Temple Micah.  Keynote Speaker:  Jean-Michel Giraud, President and CEO, Friendship Place. Friendship Place is a pioneer in cost-effective, permanent and rapid solutions to homelessness.  We look forward to this presentation on programs that work to end homelessness.  More information:  goodfaithdc@gmail.com.
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  • Testimonies on FY 2018 Proposed Budget, FY2017 Oversight Hearings.

Council Committee on Housing and Community Development. April 11, 2017:  Support for Housing Production Trust Fund

Council Committee on Human Services.  April 24, 2017: Support for TANF Restructuring Legislation

  • Council Visits – The DC Council has 13 members – a chairman, 4 at large members, and 1 member for each of 8 Wards.

Good Faith has visited 8 of the 13 Council members since the first of the year about Good Faith’s priorities – affordable housing, year-round right to shelter, chronic homelessness, encampments, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) legislation and the Homeless Services Reform Act Amendments 2017.

Like to join a team visiting a Council member?  Contact:  Ron Castaldi, ron.castaldi@gmail.com

  • Spend 10 worthwhile minutes with the Biblical Roots of Justice as 4 clergy reflect on our call as faith communities to work for justice for our neighbors in need.  Watch the Video of the October 12th event (11 minutes).
  • Read the Covenant.  42 DC congregations and 5 faith organizations have signed the Covenant.  Encourage your congregation to become a participant in the covenant community!
  • For more information:  goodfaithdc@gmail.com