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Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs

Commission on Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs

The Commission on Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs guides and consults the City on behalf of Philadelphia’s faith community.


The Commission on Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs convenes a diverse array of members and leaders of local religious congregations, faith-based organizations, and nonprofit agencies in order to empower greater engagement and advocacy by all residents.

The commission will provide guidance and consultation to City departments and agencies with the goal of promoting greater access by all residents to City resources and available services. It will also encourage residents’ contributions to the quality of civic life.


Name Organization
Quaiser Abdullah Quba Institute/Masjid Quba
Dave Brindley Unite Philly
Donald Camp Philadelphia Bahá’í Community
Pastor Carl Day Culture Changing Christians
Lucy Duncan American Friends Service Committee and Green Street Friends Meeting
Archbishop Mary Floyd Palmer Philadelphia Council of Clergy and Heavenly Hall Church
Rev. Jerome Glover Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
Pastor Clarence Hayes, Jr. Truth and Life Empowerment Community Ministries
Dr. Kathy-Ann C. Hernandez Chestnut Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church and Eastern University
Rabbi Linda Holtzman Tikkun Olam Chavurah and Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Jared Jackson Jews in ALL Hues
Rev. Dr. John K. Jallah New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and Agape African Senior Center, Inc.
Chaplain David Kushner Amudim Community Resources, Misaskim, Chaveirm, Congregation Ahavas Torah, Beth Midrash Harav,Congregation Beth Solomon,and Bnai Israel — Ohev Zedek
Aziz Nathoo Muslim Interfaith Leader
Rev. Jacqueline Newsome St. Paul’s Baptist Church
Rev. Grace Song Won Institute of Graduate Studies and Philadelphia Won Buddhist Temple