Interfaith Partners for Justice

Organizing for Safe, Just and Caring Communities, beginning in Northern Virginia for our Commonwealth

WHO WE ARE We are a racially-diverse, non-partisan and all-volunteer group of concerned people from Muslim, Jewish, Catholic and Protestant faith communities in Northern Virginia (so far), who have come together in shared awareness of tragic racial-ethnic and religious disparities in the very systems of justice and public safety meant to insure the equality, liberty and dignity of all. We believe that Love can overcome Fear, and that Faith can overcome Doubt, and this faith leads us to reach out across our differences because we believe each of us is only as safe as all of us. Together, we work for justice and supportive, restorative relationships with those most affected by injustice. OUR CORE VALUES We are committed to being: INCLUSIVE– Across racial, religious, age, gender, sexual orientation, and economic status, and listening to the voices of those with less influence, resources and power. RESPECTFUL– Of our many traditions of faith, life experiences and ideas, we remain open-minded and open-hearted to learning about and valuing the needs of all for collective community building. ANTIRACIST– Always mindful of overcoming the impact of our history of discrimination, working with and for those impacted by this damaging truth. EGALITARIAN – Being aware of historical imbalences of power and social privilege, we conduct our affairs through sharing power and working for consensus. NONVIOLENT -- In the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr., we commit to working with those who disagree with respect, compassion, honesty and courage. OUR ORIGINS Our work has just begun! In the fall of 2015, participants from ten local congregations (ADAMS (Muslim), United Christian Parish of Reston, Martin Luther King Christian, St. John Neumann Roman Catholic, Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, Christ the Servant Lutheran, Herndon Friends Meeting, Restoration UMC, Unitarian-Universalist Church of Reston) began exploring criminal justice at both state and local levels and organized two community forums to address our concerns: “Making Justice Work in Virginia” (ADAMS) and “Making Justice Work, Policing in Fairfax County” (UCP). GET IN TOUCH We welcome the participation of more religious communities and individuals, and would be happy to share what we have learned with you and hear about your concerns. CONTACTS: Alan Davis, 703/419-0631 Louisa Davis, 703/860-1203 Asghar Noor, 703/404-444

Mission: WHAT WE DO We Educate, Organize and Advocate for Justice We advocate for the reform of the public safety and criminal justice system where we believe they are not effective and do not serve the safety and dignity of all by reaching policy makers in ways that foster cooperation and action for change. We organize congregational and public educational events and letter-writing campaigns, utilize local and social media, and partner with other interfaith, social justice and civil rights groups. Together, we challenge public agencies to identify and address reform. We Support Restorative Re-entry from Prison Living in the most incarcerated country in the world, and committed to reducing high rates of imprisonment and recidivism, we are inspired to focus on those previously incarcerated, to learn from and help them reintegrate into our communities. It is our belief that our responsibility to each other includes restoring and developing new relationships, and creating strategies and opportunities that further ex-offenders’ abilities to contribute to their families and communities.

The more we know...the greater our trust! Join us for free coffee and conversation about your concerns.

[07/19/19]   The recent primaries in Fairfax county offer an opportunity to focus our agenda on the winners. I’ll be reaching out to all our friends who are interested in criminal justice issues for support and commitment. That said, I ask everyone to take a look at your August schedule and select a future meeting date for a group discussion. Let me know.

Restorative Justice: Why Do We Need it? • BRAVE NEW FILMS

Great three-minute video that is changing how we want to support returning citizens and our local police force: "Restorative Justice, Why Do We Need It?"

There's an alternative to our current, failing criminal justice system. SUBSCRIBE: SIGN UP for email updates: http://bravenewfilms....

[05/10/17]   Lots going on--and I forget about Facebook.

May 13th: IPJ Working Groups on Restorative Justice and Advocacy Meet, 9-11 am, before Steering Committee Meeting--at United Christian Parish Reston.

May 15th: the new FXCO Civilian Review Panel meets at the County Bldg, 7 pm

May 18th: FXCO Communities of Trust is hosting a four-hour training on Restorative Justice

URGENT REQUEST: Call your FXCO Supervisor and challenge amendments that gut Police Auditor--before tomorrow,, 10AM1)

Our first public request that those who can call or email their FXCO Supervisors, within next 15 hours:


1) At the very least, with such short time before you vote tomorrow, we urge you to reject the arbitrary “at will” appointment of the new auditor esp. during the tenuous early years of creating the “culture of accountability” you have said you want. In Paragraph 8. f) the Commission recommends that the “Auditor shall be appointed by the BOS for a term of not less than 2 years and not more than 5 years … subject to dismissal only for good cause." We strongly urge you to follow this best practice of a fixed term of five years to establish true independence.

And perhaps, most importantly, while we have come to understand the many FOIA and state impediments to sharing investigatory information, we deeply regret that you could now be choosing, on record, to allow matters of significance to the IA to be withheld by the Chief of Police and/or the Commonwealth Attorney. Please strength your stand for transparency and accountability.

With this said, the Interfaith Partners for Justice continue to appreciate all the needs you are try to balance and to urge the BOS to ensure a culture of accountability and a commitment to the sanctity of life in all of the endeavors of the FCPD and the Chief of Police for all of the people in Fairfax County.

Anyone recommend, beginner on-line petitions?

[09/08/16]   We've come on Facebook to share what we are doing about racially-just police practices and programs to help returning citizens (ex-offenders) rebuild their lives, families and communities. Please help us spread the word of partnership esp. to other Fairfax County and Northern Virginia congregations and activists.

Interfaith Partners for Justice

Interfaith Partners for Justice's cover photo

Want your place of worship to be the top-listed Place Of Worship in Reston?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.




Reston, VA
Other Religious Organizations in Reston (show all)
Restoration Church: Reston Restoration Church: Reston
1501 Becontree Ln.
Reston, 20190

Restoration Church is a church in Reston, VA. We welcome all people and desire to make a difference in the community. We can't wait to meet you.

The Ministry of Jesus - Togo The Ministry of Jesus - Togo
C/O Oakbrook ChurCh 1700 Reston Pkwy
Reston, 20194

Comhina - movilizando a las iglesias de Norteamérica Comhina - movilizando a las iglesias de Norteamérica
11979 N. Shore Dr.
Reston, 20190

Un puente nuestro a los no-alcanzados Movilizamos, entrenamos y conectamos a las iglesias hispanas para la evangelizacion mundia;

Martin Luther King, Jr. Christian Church Martin Luther King, Jr. Christian Church
11400 N Shore Dr
Reston, 20190

A warm, loving and welcoming community of Christian believers who embrace the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as well as reaching beyond the walls of the church to serve, comfort, care and love the larger community.

Friends of Herndon Ward - LDS Friends of Herndon Ward - LDS
1515 Poplar Grove Dr
Reston, 20194

page for the Herndon LDS Ward. This is not an official website for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative
Reston, 20147

Our mission is to prevent human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, disrupt related networks, and restore those impacted.

St. Anne's Episcopal Church St. Anne's Episcopal Church
1700 Wainwright Dr
Reston, 20190

Welcoming | Diverse | Progressive

Alive Alive
11979 N Shore Dr
Reston, 20190

Alive es un grupo de jóvenes con una sola misión: transmitir el amor de DIOS a todos.

Reston Presbyterian Church Reston Presbyterian Church
10610 Sunset Hills Rd
Reston, 20190

Gospel centered community for the Metro D.C. region.

Ekkle Parejas Ekkle Parejas
11979 N Shore Dr
Reston, 20190

El Ministerio de Matrimonios de Ekklesia USA. Reconstruyendo el diseño del Reino en tu Matrimonio.

Calvary Chapel Reston Station Calvary Chapel Reston Station
1950 Isaac Newton Sq W
Reston, 20190

For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve... (Mark 10:45)

HFC Teen Ministry HFC Teen Ministry
2501 Fox Mill Rd
Reston, 20191

Heritage Fellowship Teen Ministry is a ministry seeking to "impact my peers as Christian teens." #HeritageIMPACT #HeritageTeens #HeritageReston #pastordbs #christcongregationcommunity #HeritageC3 #lovelifts [email protected]