Each Thursday, May 5 - June 16
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(This program will be held via Zoom)
In this seven-session, interactive community experience, participants will learn more deeply about the lived experience of different faith traditions. Each week will feature independent study, learning from people who practice that faith in a living library, and time for discussion and integration.
The way people orient around religion is a strong influence in the way they live. Expanding religious literacy will help participants to better understand the people in their neighborhood, work, communities and nation. In learning about other traditions, participants will learn more about their own faith. In connecting with the lived experience of other faiths, participants will also be able to more skillfully show up as friends, neighbors and colleagues.
Developing a rich understanding of the diverse ways people identify around religion helps us become more effective leaders, facilitators, and participants in all walks of life. The specific faith groups we will focus on in this first offering include Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Catholicism, and Native Traditions. In our next offerings we will explore Sikhism, the Baha'i faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, African American church traditions, as well as others.
This offering is focused on personal, lived faith experiences and how you might interact with people. As context, we will explore topics such as central faith practices, core stories, concepts of the Divine, sacred texts, major holidays, and helpful sensitivities and awarenesses.
The entirety of this program will be held virtually. Interfaith Philadelphia offers a sliding scale fee structure for our programs in order to welcome all from our community who wish to attend. Please click here for guidance that will help you determine the right fee for you, between $25-$925, with $175 as the adjusted standard cost.
Registration fee includes a copy of the reference book, How to Be a Perfect Stranger, and a digital guidebook.
Note: This is a program to support deep learning, reflection, introspection and to cultivate deeper engagement with others. Participants will be expected to explore content in between sessions (15-45 minutes/week).
Meet The Facilitators
This program is part of our brand new Leadership Institute of Interfaith Philadelphia, home for all things professional / personal development.
The Institute includes all of the workshops that you know and love, plus new opportunities to explore, learn, and practice! Check out our upcoming events page to see what else is happening next.