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November 8, 2013

InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington Celebrates its 35th Anniversary and Honors the Retirement of its Executive Director

When: Back to Calendar November 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Cleveland Park, Washington D.C.
3935 Macomb Street Northwest
Washington,DC 20016
Contact: Rev. Clark Lobenstine, Executive Director

The InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) will celebrate its 35th anniversary at its 35th Anniversary Interfaith Concert. IFC’s Executive Director, Rev. Clark Lobenstine, will be honored at the concert for his retirement and his 35 years of leadership and dedication to the organization.

Rev. Lobenstine is scheduled to retire as IFC’s Executive Director sometime between April 29 and June 30, 2014.

The concert will take place on November 19, 2013. Performances will begin at 7:30 pm at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Cleveland Park, Washington D.C.

Since 1980, IFC has hosted the Interfaith Concert in order to achieve recognition and appreciation of different faith traditions. Attendees experience music, food, and presentations from representatives of different faith communities, including this year Hindu and Jain, Jewish, Latter-day Saints, Protestant, and Sikh. The concert finishes with and a Combined Choir performance, to which all-11 faith traditions have been invited.

About the Interfaith Conference:

Created in 1978, the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) brings together eleven historic faith communities to promote dialogue, understanding and a sense of community, and to work cooperatively for social and economic justice in metropolitan Washington. IFC members are the Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Latter-day Saints, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sikh and Zoroastrian faith communities.

About the Executive Director:

A Presbyterian minister, Clark began his service in April, 1979, shortly after the IFC was organized by the top religious leaders of the Islamic, Jewish, Protestant and Roman Catholic faith communities in this region. Although not a founder, Rev. Lobenstine was IFC’s first Executive Director. IFC was the first staffed organization in the United States, and probably the world, through which these four traditions worked both for interfaith dialogue and social justice.

For more information please visit www.ifcmw.org


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