Chapters

Our regional chapters work at the grassroots level, drawing more voices to the call to advocacy. Getting involved with a local chapter is a great way to keep up with everything that is going on and help expand the Center’s impact with fun and interactive programs.DSC00086
Social Justice 
One of our flagship programs, Social Justice University, is a series designed to teach members of the faith community how to promote social justice by becoming advocates for systemic change. SJU attendees receive training materials and hear from leaders about issues, advocacy techniques, and grassroots organizing. As a hands-on learning experience, participants are empowered to take these skills back to their local community and bring more voices into the legislative and political process.
District Visits
With support from the Center, chapters organize to meet with legislators in their home districts to inform them of the key policy priorities of the Center and ask that they be champions for progress.
Educational Programs
Throughout the year, chapter members collaborate with the Center to put together educational programs including film screenings, panels, and speaker series. These programs increase community engagement and further educate the public about Center policy priority issues that impact low-income, vulnerable, and underrepresented communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Fun and Fellowship
Chapter members get together throughout the year to fellowship and share in the spirit of social justice.  Events include coffee hours, letter-writing sessions, and house parties.

OUR CHAPTERS
We currently have five regional chapters and two “affiliated groups” across the Commonwealth and invite you to become a part of the local grassroots efforts in your community! See our chapter chairs listed below and send them an email to see how you can get involved.

Hampton Roads
Michael Stark

New River Valley
Ruth Grene  and Stephanie Gilmore

Northern Piedmont (Fredericksburg, Warrenton, Culpeper)
Scott Christian

Northern Virginia
Anne Murphy and Darcy Hirsh

Richmond
Rabbi Gary Creditor

AFFILIATED GROUPS

Williamsburg/James City County
John Whitley and Charles Swadley

Winchester/Shenandoah Valley
John Copenhaver 

 

If you are interested in learning more about what it takes to start a chapter, contact Executive Director Kim Bobo (kim@virginiainterfaithcenter.org) or call at (804) 643-2474.

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