Our fifth annual summit brings together young DC area leaders from a variety of faith traditions (as well as those from multi-faith and no faith backgrounds) who are dedicated to building interfaith relationships with peers and allies.
From 12:00pm until 7:00pm
At Howard University School of Divinity
InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan WashingtonThe DCILS (now in its fifth year) is a day of focused dialogue between young DC area leaders from a variety of faith traditions (as well as those from multi-faith and no faith backgrounds) who are dedicated to building interfaith relationships with peers and allies. Our goal is to share resources and build a stronger network of local allies across communities in order to more effectively serve and work for social justice in the region, and more broadly encourage interfaith understanding. The summit is open to DC area residents, ages 18-39, who hold a position of responsibility/leadership in their community/organization. Leadership is loosely defined: clergy, activists, program directors, educators – basically, a respected voice who currently holds a position of responsibility within a particular community or organization that wants to deepen their interfaith engagement. This annual gathering is supported by the IFC and a diverse set of local faith-based and interfaith organizations, educational institutions, and community groups. The 2017 DC Interfaith Leadership Summit will be held Sunday, January 29th, 2017 at Howard University’s School of Divinity in Washington DC. In addition to the main event, we have organized a series of pre-events in the days leading up the summit that will also provide an opportunity for participants to visit houses of worship and cultural centers throughout the city.