Women supporting women of diverse faiths...
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The Women's Interfaith Institute in the Berkshires
Our affiliate organization in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, founded in 1992. We share a common mission statement and logo, but are incorporated separately and have separate boards of directors.
North American Interfaith Network (NAIN)
"Building Bridges of Interfaith Understanding, Cooperation and Service"
NAIN is an association of organizations which provides information, meetings, and services related to world religions, spiritual exploration, and interfaith issues. The Women's Interfaith Institute is a member of NAIN.
NAIN holds annual summer meetings-
Council for the Parliament of World Religions
"Bringing people of faith together for a better world."
The Council holds international Parliaments every five years. The 2009 gathering was held in Melbourne, Australia. (Dr. Allison Stokes represented the Women's Interfaith Institute there and also at the Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa in 1999.)
Interfaith Youth Core
Founded by Eboo Patel, the IFYC brings together college students of different religious and moral traditions for cooperative service and dialogue around shared values.
Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South
"Weaving feminism & spirituality into a vision of justice for the world."
The Center "began in 1977 to support and connect women who understood their lives and work as ministry. Over the years, [it has] expanded to include a wide variety of programs and resources on feminism, faith, creativity, spirituality, and justice."
International Association of Women Ministers
The organization promotes, encourages and celebrates women in Christian ministry, and provide a forum in which women ministers from all races, nations, and cultures can come together. IAWM publishes "The Woman's Pulpit" quarterly.
Women’s Institute for Leadership and Learning
The Women’s Institute for Leadership and Learning (WILL) was formed in 2008 as a
direct outcome of the first biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues -
Women in Interfaith Dialogue and Leadership
Women, Spirituality, and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power, 2011
Kathe Schaaf, Kay Lindahl, Kathleen S. Hurty and Guo Cheen
Mending a Torn World; Women in Interreligious Dialogue, 2007
Women Speaking, Women Listening; Women in Interreligious Dialogue, 1992
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-
Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner
She Who Prays: A Woman's Interfaith Prayerbook, 2005.
Jane Richardson Jensen and Patricia Harris-
Women in Religion, 2007
Mary Pat Fisher
Pluralism and the Religions, 1998
"Feminism: the missing dimension in the dialogue of religions"
Ursula King (book edited by John D'Arcy May)
Faith and Feminism, A Holy Alliance, 2004
Helen LaKelly Hunt
Women of Faith in Dialogue, 1987
Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, ed.
Gifts of Many Cultures, Worship Resources for the Global Community, 1995
Maren C. Tirabassi and Kathy Wonson Eddy
Other Sources of Information and Materials
The Pluralism Project at Harvard University
The Pluralism Project studies the growing religious diversity of the U.S. Its website includes teaching resources, articles, and details of current research.
Hartley Film Foundation
The Hartley Film Foundation's mission is to produce, cultivate, support and distribute the very best documentaries and audio programs about world religions and spirituality.
For purchasing multifaith calendars, banners & flags, books, cards, jewelry, music, posters, stickers, stoles, tote bags, etc.