Our Story

Tysons Interfaith is an organization of diverse faith partners who are striving to create opportunities for spiritual connection, growth, learning and service with those who live, work, and play in the Tysons community. We were formed in response to the Fairfax County’s Comprehensive plan for the Tyson’s area. This plan envisions the development of Tysons into a city of up to 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs by the year 2050. It provides for housing, office buildings, retail spaces, schools, green spaces, libraries, community centers, and other public facilities to serve this population, but it sets aside no space and makes no provision for the existence of faith communities within the boundaries of Tysons.

We recognize the difficulties in zoning space for faith communities into a plan for a contemporary city, but we are also convinced that those who live, work, and play within the Tysons area will be underserved and their quality of life diminished without the presence and ministries provided by a variety of communities of faith. The communities who make up our organization began meeting in 2013, and we have slowly developed a plan that will begin to allow for the creation of a variety of opportunities for the people of Tysons. Our initial efforts are focused on service projects that will both touch the lives of those in need within Tysons’ boundaries and provide opportunities for compassionate volunteer work for those who feel a call to this in their lives.

We welcome the participation of any community of faith into our organization, and we are happy to receive suggestions for how we might further our life and ministry in Tysons. If you would like to participate in one of our activities, contact us.

Contact information for each participating member can be found under the Community Partners section to the right.

The faith communities of Tysons Interfaith speak with one voice in condemning the bigotry and systemic racism that has led to the death of George Floyd and other People of Color in America. We pray that this time of pain will lead to healing and opportunities for real and sustainable change in the social and legal systems of our nation based on realization, acceptance and utmost respect of the oneness of humanity, regardless of any social, cultural, or other factors. Tysons Interfaith is committed to providing opportunities for spiritual growth and for promoting love, understanding and mutual respect among neighbors – and we are all neighbors.

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Statements  provided by Tysons Interfaith partners and by others:

All Dulles Area Muslim Society

Baha’is of Great Falls and McLean

Catholic Diocese of Arlington

Center for Spiritual Living, Arlington Virginia

The Christian Science Monitor

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Church of the Holy Comforter

Durga Temple of Northern Virginia

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Fairlington Presbyterian Church

The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America

Interfaith Communities for Dialogue (ICD), Northern Virginia

Jewish American Community of Greater Washington

McLean Islamic Center, McLean Virginia

The Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Presbyterian Church USA

Prayer for a Violent Nation by Kaitlin Curtice Sojourners

Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church Virginia

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

The World Union for Progressive Judisim

Tysons Interfaith is a member of the Tysons Partnership.

We wish to thank Eagle Bank for graciously donating meeting space and for handling all of our banking needs. Contact Alex Chacaltana (AChacaltana@EagleBankCorp.com), VP, C&I Commercial Deposit Officer, for more information.