Interfaith Community Liaison

November 17, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Faith Leaders Release Statement Condemning Vandalism and Acts of Hate

Community faith leaders are showing their support for those affected by the hate-based vandalism that occurred at Westland Middle School in Bethesda. According to police,  a student reported to school staff that swastikas were drawn on the mirrors and walls of a bathroom stall inside a boys restroom. “That is just one place in our county […]

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November 4, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Digging Deeper: Faith-Based Groups Continuing Conversations on Racism (VIDEO)

Conversations about police and race relations earlier this year is what prompted the Montgomery County Faith Community Working Group to host another dialogue about race and equality Thursday night at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville. “The racial divisions and the problems of violence between the police and the population, especially among people of color, […]

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November 3, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Celebrates Diwali Holiday (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County’s annual Diwali celebration was held Wednesday, Oct. 28th at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. Known as the “Festival of Lights,” Diwali is a holiday observed worldwide between mid-October and mid November by people of Indian and South Asian heritage. The observance marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year and celebrates the […]

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May 7, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Silver Spring to Hold Faith Community Dialogue

Montgomery County is working to connect with the various diverse faith communities in the area and on May 8, the conversation will be focused in Silver Spring for a “Faith Community Dialogue” at the Silver Spring Civic Center. During the meeting, the County’s Interfaith Community Liaison, Mansfield Kaseman of the Office of Community Partnerships, will […]

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