April 30, 2017 we held our first Interfaith Community Gathering! No matter where you’re from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.
Annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood Youth Awards Program
This annual program and luncheon was started by Interfaith Council in 1968 to recognize high school seniors in the Richmond area for qualities of understanding and kindness toward their fellow students who were different from themselves in such ways as race, religion, national origin, etc. It has become one of the highlights of the ICGR year. From 1979 to 1996 the awards ceremony was co-sponsored with the NCCJ. Since 1997 the ICGR sponsors the Youth Awards Program on its own. In February 2005, 48 area schools sent candidates to receive this award.
Interfaith Networking and Research
This committee was established in 1997 to inform the surrounding community of the history, the purpose and the activities of the Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond by way of internet communication. Through our membership in the North American Interfaith Network (NAIN), the committee maintains contact with other interfaith organizations and agencies in Virginia and North America in order to exchange ideas, learn from each other’s experience and partake in the effort to enhance interfaith relations locally as well as nationally.
Mrs. Sharon Clayton will provide speakers for groups that request one at their meetings. This will enable us to publicize our work in the community and increase our membership. It will also help in making the public more aware of the need for interfaith dialogue and understanding.
ICGR Clergy & Community Leaders Breakfast
We hold an annual event in which many Clergy members from various faiths and Community Leaders are invited. We have realized that the clergy from each faith community meet, but it is rare for the Christian and Jewish, leaders to also meet with the Muslim, Sikh, or Hindu leadership.
The Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond (ICGR) invites nominations from the greater Richmond community for the Clergy & Community Leadership Award. Please contact us to nominate your clergy person or other community leader for this prestigious award.
Selection Criteria for the Nominee
- Must live in the greater Richmond area.
- Has achieved distinction as a community leader.
- Has displayed values in alignment with ICGR including interfaith program participation, collaboration, inclusion/diversity and lifelong learning.
- Has made a contribution of significance that has reflected positively on the community of greater Richmond area.