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Fratelli Tutti (All brothers and sisters), subtitled “on Fraternity and Social Friendship” is the third encyclical of Pope Francis. The document was signed on October 3, 2020, during Pope Francis’s visit to the top of his namesake St. Francis of Assisi, and was released on his feast day. It borrows its title from St. Francis’s Admonitions.

Fratelli Tutti is Catholic in terms of its origin, yet universal in terms of its substance. The encyclical addresses a set of contemporary global challenges that threaten global peace and highlights “fraternity” as a remedy to build a just world. As a sign of recognition of its global appeal, the United Nations declared February 4 as the International Day of Human Fraternity beginning in 2021.

Fratelli Tutti is the focal point of the 2nd Interfaith Leadership Forum. This conversation will bring together a diverse array of faith leaders and scholars in the DMV area and beyond for an interactive exchange on some of the most pressing issues of our age. As the search for answers on how to emerge better into a post-pandemic society continues, a collective reflection on Fratelli Tutti can renew hopes and illuminate the way forward.

Breakout Session Themes and Co-Chairs

Social and economic justice:
  • Kim LambertyDirector of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC), Society of the Sacred Heart
  • Ann DeloreyProgram Director, Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington
Racism, ethnocentrism, and white nationalism:
  • Rev. Beverly GoinesAssistant Pastor, National City Christian Church in Washington
  • Rev. David LindseyExecutive Director, Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington Immigration


  • Rev. Sharon Stanley-ReaDirector, Refugee & Immigration Ministries (RIM), Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Elket RodriquezImmigration Attorney, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Advocacy
War and conflict resolution:
  • Amr AbdallaProfessor Emeritus, University of Peace
  • Ibrahim AnliExecutive Director, Rumi Forum


This virtual program is sponsored by Interfaith Leadership Forum, including

Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington | LinkedInStatement about acts of anti-religious violence in houses of worship


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