Learn. Pray. Act.
Learn More About Our Executive Director, Kim Bobo
We are a broadly diverse, morally driven group of advocates working to advance public policies that better serve low-income, vulnerable, and underrepresented communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
We engage and educate people of faith and the public regarding critical social issues, the legislative process, and the call to advocacy.
A world where people of all faiths cooperate to create compassionate communities that are just, peaceful, equitable and sustainable.
To empower Virginians to create social justice for all by advocating for systemic change.
We unite people of faith in Virginia through partnerships with other statewide advocacy organizations and our own grassroots networks.
Rev. Charles Swadley
Faith Outreach Coordinator
Virginia Consumer Voices
Virginia Consumer Voices Volunteer Coordinator
Virginia Consumer Voices
Board of Directors
Mr. Frank A. McKinney III
Chair of the Board
Mrs. Julie Swanson
Mr. Davis Balderston
Rev. John Copenhaver
Vice Chair of the Board
Ms. Sarah Cochran
Mr. Ali Faruk
Dr. John Whitley
Dr. Warren Hottle
Ms. Debra Gold Linick
Chaplain Farhanahz Ellis
Rev. Jeneé Gilchrist
Rev. Scott Hopkins
Dr. Alok Srivastava
Mr. Irv Varkonyi
Rev. Anthony Fludd
Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare
Consumer-focused coalition to support the expansion and improvement of health care in Virginia. View Website
- Immigration Legislation
- Redistricting (Legislature)
- Reduce Gun Violence
- Consumer Protection
- Environmental Protection
Virginia passed positive payday loan reforms in 2008 in the Payday Lending Act. These protections have made payday loans somewhat less onerous, but payday loans have largely been replaced by triple-digit car-title loans and largely unregulated open-end loans that range from 250-360 percent. These loans lock borrowers in a vicious cycle of debt.
There are a number of ways to get involved with the Virginia Interfaith Center and our advocacy work. The first step is to learn about our priority issues and how to be an effective advocate on those issues. Get started to learn more today.
Pray for guidance and discernment. Should faith communities be involved in public policy? Yes! See our resource guide about the call to advocacy across Abrahamic Faith traditions. Other faith traditions also speak up for justice.
Sign up for our emails, which include action alerts when you need to call your legislator and express your opinion as bills move through the General Assembly. Participate in denomination-specific lobby days and get connected through local chapters.
Contribute by becoming an individual or congregational member of the Center. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support to help amplify our voices and achieve our vision of a more just and compassionate Commonwealth.
May 2016Poverty Summit – Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
East End Festival – Friday, May 6, 2016 - Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chesterfield Legislative Forum and Advocacy Training for Older Adults – Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sep 2016RVA Peace Festival – Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Get in Touch
We always love to hear from our supporters. Feel free to drop in or contact us during our business hours.
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Address 1716 E. Franklin St. Richmond, VA 23223
Phone (804) 643-2474