Day of Thanks Celebrates Interfaith Community in Loudoun

October 7, 2009

Leesburg, VA — Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES, an association of congregations comprised of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Ba’hai, and Unitarian Universalist faiths, invites people of all faiths to the Day of Thanks event on Sunday, November 8, 2009 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Ida Lee Recreation Center in Leesburg – to celebrate cultural and religious diversity in Loudoun County.

The event features keynote speaker Ben O’Dell, Deputy Director at the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which builds partnerships between government, faith-based and neighborhood organizations to better serve individuals, families and communities. The program also includes a multicultural buffet dinner, musical performances, including world renowned percussionist Tom Teasley, among others, and the honoring of Interfaith BRIDGES adult and youth award recipients.

Tickets are $15/adult, $10/ child, $40/family of four or more. Children under 6 are free. Visit the website: to purchase tickets and for more information.

The mission of Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES (which stands for Building Relationships for Interfaith Dialogue, Goodwill, Education and Service) is to bring together communities of different faiths to collectively address common challenges, and to build bridges of understanding and respect between diverse religious and ethnic entities.

Day of Thanks event sponsors include INOVA Loudoun Hospital and faith communities.