Join us on August 2 from 4pm-6pm to examine different perspectives on the “oneness of humanity” from the standpoint of several different faith traditions.

• What does this “oneness” concept mean for our society today?
• How can we all be included in changing moral, social, and economic directions for our country?
• A panel discussion among leaders in the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Bahai, and Spiritual communities.
• Three calamitous circumstances – medical, economic, and moral – have now coincided, causing us to examine who we aspire to be as
a people. We must not lose this opportunity.

It’s Free but you must register to attend this session.
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For more information, call Bill at 703-244-3252

Principal Participants

Oneness of Humanity Panel and Participant Discussion


Dr. Haideh Sabet is a member of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Fairfax County East.  She is a neurologist in private practice in Alexandria and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center. She lives with her husband and son in Alexandria

Baha’i Panelist:

Mr. Navid Haghighi serves as a member of the Regional Baha’i Council of the Atlantic States.  He is chief international regulatory officer for Verizon, and lives with his family in Great Falls, Virginia.

Muslim Panelist:

Dr. Ahmed Elrefai is from the McLean Islamic Center.  After a professional engineering career in the Washington, DC area, Dr. Elrefai has lectured extensively on Islam and related subjects at colleges and universities, Cultural Centers, and other educational and religious Institutions.

Jewish Panelist:

Rabbi Jeffrey Saxe has been part of the clergy team at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church since 2007. A large part of Rabbi Saxe’s work is centered on building interfaith relationships and acting together with others on local and wider issues. He lives in Falls Church with his wife and three children.

Centers for Spiritual Living Panelist:

Rev Therisia Hall, M.Div., is Spiritual Leader of The Center for Spiritual Living Metro. With a passion for peace and inclusivity, she has served multiple capacities: including development of international curriculum, Regional Support Coordinator, mentor, instructor, and local Center leadership.

Christian Panelist:

The Very Rev. Fran Gardner-Smith is Rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in McLean and is a regional Dean of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Passionate about mission, stewardship, and education for all ages, Fran has served in Michigan, New Hampshire, California, and Virginia.

Community Connections: A Series of CONVERSATIONS to Build Community Among Tysons Residents

Have you had a chance to get to know more about other Tysons residents and our community? This is an opportunity for us to open that communication. For more information, contact Bill at 703-244-3252.

The March 23rd event is cancelled. Tysons Interfaith will resume the Community Connections at the next opportunity.  Please check back on our web site and online events for updates.  Thank you.

Seasons 52
7863L Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102

Jan 27, 2020 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

Complimentary first round of snacks and drinks. Come early and mingle.

Feb 24, 2020 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

Our conversation continues and it is exciting to see many of you in the last session. Come early and mingle.  We have a complimentary first round of appetizers and drinks.

Mar 23, 2020 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM


Complimentary first round of snacks and drinks. Come early and mingle.  It’s Free.