The Pitch: Faith in Action DC

This post is part of “The Pitch” series, which follows up with socially conscious creatives who submitted to the inaugural Benevolent Media Pitch Night competition in November 2012. 

We followed up with Jack Gordon, founder of Faith in Action DC and People's Choice Award winner of our Pitch Night this past November. Since then, he has continued to be recognized for his multimedia project to document and celebrate the community service and social justice work of diverse people of faith throughout the D.C. region.

Project Status

Faith in Action DC continues to expand, following the 1st annual "DC Young Adult Faith Leaders Summit" on February 9. Young adults from different religious and cultural backgrounds gathered to share their mission and passion for doing social good.  The Youth Summit raised $1,000 for the Interfaith Conference of Washington; another $2,000 grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities grant helped to expand the Faith in Action DC website. The new design is user-friendly and polished.  Gordon said he has full intentions to hold another summit in February 2014 and make it twice as large as last year. He is also in the process of planning a documentary series to interview people on how their faith practice influences their life.

Support Needed

Faith in Action DC has big plans and is truly an exceptional resource for young adults to connect and share ideas on how we can make our own communities and world a better place. If you are interested in getting involved or simply sharing your ideas, contact Jack Gordon directly. He is always interested in learning about people who are involved in interfaith service. Additionally, the Interfaith Conference of Washington is at a critical point and donations and resources/services are continuously desired and greatly appreciated. See http://www.faithinactiondc.com for more information.

Lessons Learned

Jack described how encouraging and moving it is to see people who have completely different ideas and beliefs rally around and support interfaith service. People having the confidence to come together is an achievement in itself. He explained how he has learned that it is best to always stay positive and imagine the best possible outcome. Having confidence in the power of your ideas will bring them to life.