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White House Conference on Faith-Based & Community Initiatives

"There is no great society which is not a caring society. People who don't have hope can find hope, people who wonder about the American Dream will realize the American experience is meant for them. And one way to ensure that is to unleash the armies of compassion that exist all across the country. As far as I'm concerned, the federal government will be a welcoming agency. We will allow faith-based programs to compete, side-by-side, with secular programs, all aimed at making sure America is the greatest country possible for every single citizen."
~ President George W. Bush

Additional conferences are being planned by the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Check back on this web site for a list of upcoming conference sites and dates.

Thursday, June 26, 2003
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 60605
Click here for a conference brochure.

Download a sample conference packet here
  • FBCI Overview

  • Conference Agenda

  • Grants Catalogue

  • FBCI Staff Bios
  • The Conference is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please register by June 13, 2003. Click here to register online. We strongly encourage you to register online.

    If you are unable to register online, click here to access the registration form. Print and complete the form and fax it to 703-299-4589 or 703-706-0476. If you are not able to view this file, please call 202-456-6718 to have a form faxed to you.

    If you are unable to attend the conference, please cancel your registration via email, to, or via fax, to the numbers listed above, so we may accommodate as many people as possible.

    The conference will offer several different tracks of workshops. When you pre-register, please indicate your preference for which workshop you would like to attend. Since workshops fill up, please mark a first and second choice.

    For more information, please call 202-456-6718, visit, or send an email to

    We very much hope you will be able to join us in Portland or at one of the additional upcoming Conferences.