The InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) is sponsoring its 36th Annual Interfaith Concert, a celebration of religious unity through the arts.
The 2015 InterFaith Concert will be held on Thursday, November 19th at Washington Hebrew Congregation (3935 Macomb St. NW Washington, DC) and begins at 7:30 p.m. This year’s performers include Hindu Dancers from the Lasyaa Academy, Mighty Men’s Chorus of Metropolitan AME Church, as well as Jewish, LDS, Sikh, and other community performers.
During the concert the IFC will honor R. James Nicholson former Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs and former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See with the Interfaith Leadership Award. During his service in Rome from 2001 to 2005, Ambassador Nicholson became a well-‐known advocate for human dignity, giving special emphasis on promoting religious freedom and preventing human trafficking, starvation, HIV-AIDS transmission, and international terrorism. He was knighted by Pope John Paul II in October 2003 for his work on behalf of human rights. and recognized by Pope Francis in April 2015 for the work against human trafficking.
The InterFaith Concert is IFC’s major annual fundraising event. Proceeds go towards IFC’s program which fosters understanding and collaboration among local religious institutions as well as public religious literacy programs year-‐round.
About InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington:
Created in 1978, the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington brings together eleven historic faith communities to promote dialogue, understanding and a sense of community and to work cooperatively for advancing justice throughout the DC region. IFC member faiths include the Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Latter-Day Saints, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sikh and Zoroastrian faith communities. IFC works towards creating a just community via
• coalition-building, education, training and advocacy; by uniting diverse faith leaders to
• publishing community resources;
• by holding public events including concerts, lectures, and public dialogues.
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At the Washington Jewish Music Festival - June, 2014
Adon Olam sung to the tune of "Moscow Nights"
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