Faith Action Network (FAN) envisions a powerful voice of the faithful building a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. Interfaith leaders from multiple faith traditions have an important role to play in advising and informing this work by sharing what is happening in their communities across the state. Building relationships with and among these religious leaders is also part of how FAN seeks to do its interfaith work; as we get to know one another better, we understand that what affects one, affects all. Interfaith leaders help us build this partnership for the common good.
Many prominent leaders of diverse faiths in Washington participate on our Interfaith Leaders Council. They are lead rabbis, imams, bishops, executive leaders, judicatory heads, abbots, and other religious leaders of our state’s diverse faiths. They provide insights on current and emerging issues in all our communities.
Members of this Council meet annually with the Governor and some have taken public roles as spokespersons on important issues in support of FAN’s work—at press conferences, public events, or legislative hearings. The Council raises awareness in their respective religious communities about the work of FAN, and potentially helps engage them more fully in FAN’s mission and work. We are grateful for their support and engagement!