Interfaith Leadership Forum

The Interfaith Leadership Forum (ILF) is a learning platform that aims to make the existing expertise, capacity, and scholarship on interfaith engagement available to the use of clergy, educators, public servants, and other interested individuals. ILF is co-hosted by Rumi Forum, Washington Theological Consortium, and the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington.

The Interfaith Leadership Forum aims to promote pluralism by convening leaders of various religious, ethnic, racial, cultural, and gender backgrounds to exchange ideas and generate action-oriented agenda. It provides a venue where a diverse group of community leaders, scholars, clergy, and public officials can engage in in-depth discussions on shared values and explore ways to harness them for social action. ILF is open to all individuals who are interested in advancing their interfaith literacy and serving the community as interfaith mobilizers in their professional or individual capacities.


  • To strengthen interfaith relationships, literacy, and leadership by:
  • Equipping one another with various models of dialogue with distinct ends.
  • Experiencing deeper levels of interfaith encounters and dialogue
  • Strengthening literacy about other faiths and about one’s own
  • Overcoming prejudices and misconceptions about other faiths
  • Elicit social action through examples of interfaith engagement

1st Forum

2nd Forum

3rd Forum

4th Forum