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Eid 2021 - Almost Back to Normal!

Posted by CapitolAreaInterfaithFriends1 on May 14, 2021 at 6:45 PM Comments comments ()

This year for Eid we were allowed to socially distant gather for our celebrations. We invited two families over and prayed, ate traditional food, and enjoyed our holiday together for the first time in a while! 

Christmas 2020

Posted by CapitolAreaInterfaithFriends1 on December 26, 2020 at 1:35 PM Comments comments ()

Our Catholic CAIF members via zoom celebrations shared about their previous experiences of going to mass on Christmas Eve. The Protestant members shared their traditions and practices and explained the religious meaning of the 12 days of Christmas. 

Diwali 2020

Posted by CapitolAreaInterfaithFriends1 on November 14, 2020 at 3:10 PM Comments comments ()

This year we learned about the festival of lights called Diwali from our Hindu CAIF members. They shared about how they wear new clothes, eat sweet indian treats (matai), and do pooja (praying) at home to the Godess Lakshmi. Diwali is a symbolic event that celebrates the victory of Lord Ram and uses light to protect them from the darkness. Our friends told us they decorate their homes with rangoli (colored chalk). 

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Eid 2020

Posted by CapitolAreaInterfaithFriends1 on May 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM Comments comments ()

This year we had to bypass our in-person Eid celebrations. Intsead we had online zoom celebrations! We all celebrated Eid at home and did our prayers with our families. This year due to COVID we could not go to the mosque but we had interfaith celebrations online!  

Covid Update

Posted by CapitolAreaInterfaithFriends1 on April 25, 2020 at 3:15 PM Comments comments ()

Due to the ongoing pandemic we have decided to halt all in-person meetings for the leaders of CAIF. We have also decided that all of our future events will be held virtually to the best of our ability. We hope everybody is staying safe at home! We will be intouch with our members directly for any future events.  

Meal for Calvary Women's Shelter Delivered

Posted by CapitolAreaInterfaithFriends1 on March 31, 2020 at 9:25 AM Comments comments ()

Normally we would prepare a meal and serve it at Calvary and eat with the women. Due to social distancing, we each prepared part in our own home, and one person delivered it to staff outside (at a social distance). We are looking forward to a time when we can share a meal together again. In the meantime, Calvary relies on volunteers and donations for all weekend meals so if you want to help, go to https://www.calvaryservices.org/meal-volunteer/

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Cooking meal for a Refugee Family

Posted by CapitolAreaInterfaithFriends1 on March 7, 2020 at 8:10 AM Comments comments ()

CAIF teamed up with KindWorks KindCooking program and prepared a delicious Afghan meal for a refugee family arriving. This was our last in person project before the COVID stay at home order. 

MLK Day of Service

Posted by CapitolAreaInterfaithFriends1 on January 20, 2020 at 3:10 PM Comments comments ()

CAIF had a great time participating in the MLK Day of Service at Washington Hebrew Congregation. CAIF led a project for kids to make  and decorate activity bags for kids at hospitals and shelters and aslo packed trail mix bags for the homeless. We made over 650 activity bags and packed over 1000 snack bags. 

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Setting up an apartment for a refugee family from Afghanistan

Posted by CapitolAreaInterfaithFriends1 on May 25, 2019 at 4:40 PM Comments comments ()

CAIF worked with a Girl Scout Tropp from the ADAMS (All Dulles Area Muslim Society) Center to set up a KindWorks Refugee Apartment.  It was done in record time!


Cooking a meal for Afghan Refugee Family

Posted by CapitolAreaInterfaithFriends1 on May 15, 2019 at 4:35 PM Comments comments ()

Capital Area Interfaith Friends - CAIF - CAIF has a wonderful evening helping prepare a KindWorks Welcome Dinner for 2 arriving refugee families from Afghanistan last night. We made Chicken Lawang and Afghan salad (recipes from a wonderful blog in comments below) and Afghan fudge. This was CAIF's contribution to the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington Day of Unity. A good time was had by all including the teens who had never chopped so many onions before and some hilarity ensued wit...

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