To share religious beliefs, cultures, and traditions among women of diverse faiths in order to develop understanding and friendship between us and within our community.
THE STEERING COMMITTEE
We are a Steering Committee of women from a variety of faiths. Although each committee member is active in her own faith community, we are not appointed by any of them.
The Steering Committee welcomes program suggestions and will consider subject matter offered for future
programing, by women of any faith tradition.
Our events are open to women of all faiths . . . and their friends! Events are well attended with over 100 participating in some programs.
We advertise upcoming events through direct communication to a network of hundreds of women
We send notices to a variety of news and communication outlets and reach out to individual faith communities, agencies and institutions including women’s networks.
HOW WE GOT STARTED
In the fall of 2005, a group of women met to explore the possibility of an interfaith day of spirituality for women. The plan for a one-day event did not materialize, but the process of learning from each other was begun.
Four women—two Christians, a Muslim and a Jew—discovered that sharing religious beliefs, traditions, including culture based practices, built understanding and friendship among themselves, within their families and in their community.
With those goals in mind these four women grew a multi-faith Steering Committee of women who plan and facilitate interfaith programs three or more times a year. The programs reach an ever expanding network of women of all faiths and denominations.
We are truly a grassroots group. We do not collect dues nor maintain a bank account. We rely on the generosity of houses of worship, members of the clergy, lay leaders, and other individuals to provide meeting spaces and speakers.
FREE WILL OFFERING
Recently at each of our events, we have asked for a free will offering to benefit a charity of the host faith community’s choice. So far, these offerings have gone to: A Safe Place, Generations United, Angie’s Place, Soup Kitchen and New Horizons.