About The Project
Faith in Action DC is a multimedia project that documents and celebrates the community service and social justice work of diverse people of faith throughout the DC region.
The Washington DC region boasts a wide variety of religious communities, each with its distinct traditions and colorful rituals. What is often overlooked however is their common aim to improve the world through service to humanity. That uniting force is the focus of this multimedia project.
Working in close collaboration with the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC), professional photographer/media producer and IFC Board member Jack Gordon is capturing images of the work of religious institutions, groups, and individuals who are serving the DC area.
In October 2012, The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded Jack a grant that has been used to continue Faith in Action DC during 2013. Faith in Action DC also received Benevolent Media’s People’s Choice Award at a competition for community-based media projects in November 2012. In 2013, The DCCAH also awarded Jack a City Arts Grant to develop a photography portrait series that captures DC residents whose diverse faith traditions inspire them to live lives of service. This new series, called ‘Deeds Not Words’, is currently underway and will be on exhibition in the months ahead.
Through this project, we can celebrate the service efforts of local people of faith, garner increased attention for our communities’ achievements, and promote the Washington D.C. area as a model of interfaith cooperation for the common good.
Hear what local faith leaders have to say about Faith in Action DC:
About FIADC’s Producer, Jack Gordon
Jack Gordon is a professional media producer and photographer who for the past decade has created media projects in support of community development programs both in the USA and abroad. Coming from a family with Jewish, Christian, and Bahá’í relatives, Gordon has a deeply personal understanding of the importance of building positive interfaith relationships and currently serves on the Board of the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington as a representative for the DC area Bahá’í community.
His website is www.jackontheroad.com