Day of Thanks, 2016
Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES:
A hope, a gift, and a conversation…
In November of 2006, a donation enabled a small gathering of faith communities interested in interfaith dialogue to begin holding monthly luncheon meetings. By the Spring of 2007, that gathering had expanded in both size and diversity and adopted a mission statement, and formally adopted the name “Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES.” Our inaugural event, the first annual Interfaith Family Picnic, was held in August of 2007. We have since grown to include more than twenty diverse congregations and community organizations, and have established partnerships in the community to co-create an array of programs and activities.
Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES became a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the summer of 2013. You can read more about our history here.
Awed by the ever widening ‘global’ environment of Loudoun County and chastened by the gaps that quick growth carves, BRIDGES is poised to develop with our county, working to ensure a noble exchange of ideas, compassion and service.
- Social Events – Celebratory and Educational: To recognize diversity and inspire unity through an annual series of events that welcome and honor the faith expressions and humanity of all.
- Youth Education: To promote a safe, tolerant environment by providing programs and experiences for children and youth in the county from various faith and cultural traditions.
- Community Assistance and Social Justice: To work side by side with people of diverse faiths and cultural expressions. To inspire unity through acts of mercy, generosity and empowerment.
- Advocacy and Policy Matters: To foster a unified interfaith voice on countywide issues and concerns.