Fairfax County Resources for Afghani Refugees
(August 2021) From the Program Manager of the Fairfax County Community Impact Unit: Fairfax County is working with nonprofits and faith communities in assisting Afghan refugees who will eventually call the county their home. Afghan refugees have experienced significant trauma, uncertainty and stress during the evacuation process. It is Fairfax County’s priority to ensure that individuals and families who resettle here can access services as quickly as possible so that they can focus on rebuilding their lives and establishing support networks in the community.
You can learn more visiting here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/topics/afghan-refugee-information-and-resources
Additionally, a list of local and national non-profits who are working to help settle Afghani refugees can be found on this Tysons Interfaith Blog Post: tysonsinterfaith.org/2021/08/24/afghanistan-and-haiti-how-you-can-help/
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Combatting Bigotry and Systemic Racism
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One Voice, One Family, One Sacred Humanity: A Local Virtual Interfaith Service to End Racial Bias
This virtual interfaith service of faith leaders in Fairfax County, VA features faith leaders from 20 religious communities in and around Fairfax County, as well as Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler, Jr. in prayers, meditations and songs for unity and hope to end racial bias and hate. Faith communities represented include Christian (Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Unity, Mormon, United Christian, Non-Denominational), Jewish (Reform, Conservative), Muslim, Unitarian-Universalist, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Meher Baba, Bahá’í , as well as the Mosaic Harmony Choir of Fairfax. Service length 1 hr.