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Intended for professional and personal development, the Leadership Institute of Interfaith Philadelphia offers curated pathways to build skills, relationships, and knowledge for interfaith engagement. All of the workshops offer opportunities to explore, learn, and practice!  And, we will continue to develop and announce new offerings every fall, winter, and spring.  

Would you like to learn more about how we can support the specific needs of your company or organization? Click the button below and fill out the intake form.  A team member will reach out to you within two business days to set up a time to talk or meet.

Leadership Institute Programs 

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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.


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Based on the five practices of the Passport to Understanding, this series offers unique personal enrichment for those ready to challenge themselves and grow in a supportive environment.  Whether you are just beginning your interfaith journey, or are an experienced navigator, this program has something for you.  Passport to Understanding Online is a place to practice important skills for interfaith, intercultural, and anti-racism work

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“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.


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Like any skill, constructive dialogue takes practice. Hone your skills for listening, speaking authentically with respect, and engaging differences of perspective in nuanced and generative ways with a welcoming group of fellow learners. This practice group will combine facilitated conversation practice with self-assessment and commitment to growth.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

This initiative is made possible through a grant from the Michael and Alice Kuhn Foundation.

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