Signature Initiatives For Adults & Businesses
We offer organizations and companies, hospitals, schools, and government organizations a flexible mix of workshops, training programs and seminars that promote understanding, cooperation, and positive relationships between individuals of all faiths or of no particular religion or faith.
An interactive education and dialogue series designed to break down stereotypes and explore challenging interfaith issues. Based on the book written by Sr. Maria Hornung, Encountering Other Faiths addresses the imperative of inter-religious dialogue within the world and within the United States.
The Art of Interfaith Understanding series is an opportunity for participants to explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art while being led by on tours whose themes have included "The Christmas Story," "Art from the World's Religions," and "The Sacred in Secular Art." All Art of Interfaith Understanding tours are led by Museum of Art docent, Rev. John Hougen.
Sacred spaces of all kinds dot the landscape of our region. While all religious communities aspire to be welcoming, it can be difficult for individuals to walk into an unfamiliar environment without a specific invitation. Through this series, members of the public can register to visit faith communities across the Greater Philadelphia area.
Since 2016, 200 women leaders of diverse ages and identities participated in Visionary Women. Interfaith Philadelphia wants to continue to honor the enthusiasm, wisdom, and commitment to gender equality, justice, and religious diversity that all of these women embody. If you are an alumni of the program, Interfaith Philadelphia invites you to continue to engage in this program.
The Visionary Women program is a growing interfaith and intergenerational group of women who seek to increase their religious literacy while exploring their own identity as women of faith and social justice advocates. Through this program, Interfaith Philadelphia strives to establish a supportive and collaborative community of diverse women who are committed to being advocates for social justice. By celebrating and exploring the faith traditions of others, as well as their own identities, participants are then empowered to act for equity in their own communities and beyond.
Interfaith Philadelphia hosts Quest, a monthly interfaith discussion group that features a book about a particular religious tradition that gives insight into matters of faith. Each engaging and challenging session is facilitated by a member of the group.
“Inspired by Krista Tippett’s On Being podcast and the Civil Conversations project, Interfaith Philadelphia invites you to join us for a series of trainings, community conversations, and a live recording of On Being.
In the spring of 2015, a recognized hate group, AFDI, put up anti-Muslim advertisements on Philadelphia's public buses. When faced with this display of ignorance and bigotry, Interfaith Philadelphia made the decision to replace hate with understanding and encourage the people of this region to Dare to Understand.
Since our founding in 2004, Interfaith Philadelphia has challenged Philadelphians to dare to understand one another. In response to recent acts of hate that have occurred both in Philadelphia and throughout the country, and with generous seed funding from Pew Charitable Trusts, and in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia, Interfaith Philadelphia is creating a mural series engaging various creative perspectives on what it means to dare to understand.