Interfaith Leadership Forum 2020 | 1st Forum
From Interfaith Encounter to Engagement”

About the Event

On October 25, the inaugural event of the new Interfaith Leadership Forum explored how to deepen interfaith work in religious communities, professional life, and our culture. Leaders from all segments of society, and those who want to become leaders, joined us for this virtual event. The theme for the Inaugural Event was From Interfaith Encounter to Engagement.

Breakout Session Topics

  • Stories of Interfaith Dialogue
  • Tackling Prejudices
  • Learning from Differences
  • Engaging a Racialized Society, and
  • The Life Cycle of Dialogue


Ibrahim A. Anli, Executive Director, Rumi Forum

Ann Delorey, Program Director, Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington

Dr. Beverly Goines, Assistant Pastor, National City Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Washington, D.C.; Associate Director, Disciples Center for Public Witness; Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Theology & Religious Studies, Georgetown University

Dr. Ori Z. Soltes, Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Dr. Pim (Wilhelmus) Valkenberg, Ordinary Professor of Religion and Culture, The Catholic University of America


Dr. Larry Golemon, Executive Director, Washington Theological Consortium

Inaugural Forum: From Interfaith Encounter to Engagement


Thanks to our Sponsor

Washington, D.C. Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs