the Office of Public Engagement recently announced the establishment of the Mayor’s Commission on Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs (MCFBIA) for the City of Philadelphia.
MCFBIA will convene a diverse array of members and leaders of local religious congregations, faith-based organizations, and nonprofit agencies to empower greater engagement and advocacy by all residents.
MCFBIA membership comprises 24 individuals and includes representatives of a wide variety of faith-based communities and organizations from across the city. MCFBIA is constituted as a permanent commission by executive order signed on September 8, 2020.
“Our new Commission members will ensure that Philadelphia’s diverse faith communities have a seat at the table and that they are represented in the Administration’s decision-making process. I am confident that their input will be key to addressing issues that affect our communities and strengthening connections between Philadelphians and our local government,” said Reverend Naomi Washington-Leapheart, Director for Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs.