The Washington Interfaith Network at St. Mark’s

To receive occasional updates about WIN actions, and to learn of engagement opportunities at St. Mark’s, email

We support WIN with our time, talent, and treasure. This engagement enriches all of us: those at St. Mark’s, those in the larger DC religious/spiritual community, and most important those whom WIN actions affect. We accomplish far more together than we could alone.

We’re now working with WIN to

  • ensure our elected officials care about the needs of the underserved,
  • push the city to be more accountable for reducing fossil fuel dependence in buildings,
  • work with the Senior Housing at the Potomac Gardens public housing on Capitol Hill for maintenance attention, and for residents’ rights education and power organizing on a federally funded renovation initiative (RAD), and
  • expand affordable housing opportunities in Ward 3.

This page describes What’s Next for St. Mark’s in WIN and How We Got Here.

More about WIN itself: on Facebook and on the web.

Love Your Neighbor: WIN’s organizing starts with listening to your neighbor to learn what people care about and what their concerns are. And then WIN builds relationships. This is the way WIN supports residents across the city advocating for safety, affordable housing, and to be treated with dignity. It is key to St. Mark’s engagement with WIN.

What’s Next

January 10: Learn the fundamentals of relational organizing to create more justice in the District!

Whether you are a long-time WIN leader or brand new, we invite you to join us for a Winter Training and Action Series where you will have the opportunity to reflect on topics like relational power, public narrative, and tension, and have the opportunity to join other WIN members to plan and execute a public action with your local council member.
January 10th, Tuesday, 7pm-8:30pm- Winter Kickoff Training 
January 18th and 19th between 10am-3pm, Wednesday and Thursday, - DC COUNCIL DAY - Scheduling in process with Individual Councilmembers. Join us for one or all. 
January 24th, Tuesday, 7pm-8:30pm, Training 
February 7th, Tuesday, 7pm-8:30pm, Training 
February 21st, Tuesday, 7pm-8:30pm, Training and Action Rehearsal 
Week of March 6th- March 10th DC Council Action week - Ward 2, 3, 6, 7 Date will be Determined by Individual teams and Council members 
March 14th, Tuesday, 7pm-8:30pm Action Reflection and Evaluations
Please RSVP for the 1st District-Wide Action Team Meeting on Tuesday, January 10th, from 7 PM – 8:30 PM. The in-person location will be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 206 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001.

If you are unable to join us in-person you can join us on Zoom. The link will be provided after you complete your registration. RSVP:

St. Marks’ Standing WIN meeting

Mondays 5-5:30pm Zoom

WIN Ward 6 Standing meeting

First and third Thursday 11:30-Noon Zoom

We Got Here by Showing Up

The St. Mark’s Team

St. Mark’s work in WIN is coordinated by Kit Arrington, Edna Boone, Josie Jordan, Betsy Agle, Steve Dalzell,and Christoph Berendes.

64 St. Mark’s parishioners have joined the parish WIN email list to stay informed about ways to take action and learn more. Many have stepped into “boots on the ground” participation and many have turned out as “butts in seats” – showing up when asked because numbers matter – online and now in-person!

Contact to join the email list or for more information.

WIN Impact Report 2021/22
Download an Update on WIN campaigns and success’ made possible by your participation(PDF)!

  • Affordable Housing:
    • Public Lands
    • Affordable Housing Preservation and Creation
    • Public Housing
    • BETH [Black Equity Through Homeownership]
  • Climate Justice
  • Public Safety

More on WIN’s 2021 and 2020 accomplishments with and at St. Mark’s.