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Video Gallery

2022 Dare to Understand Awards
2021 #GivingTuesday Facebook Live with Interfaith Philadelphia Board & Staff
Interfaith Philadelphia Ten-Year Anniversary Video

Through celebration, service, education, and action, the Interfaith Philadelphia enables people of all faiths to share their deepest convictions, shape solutions to common problems, and live out their highest values and aspirations.



WTW 2017
Walking the Walk® Student Reflections

The Walking the Walk Youth Initiative is a nationally-recognized initiative that provides teenagers with experiences, skills, and resources necessary to live in a diverse world, deepen their own identities, and break through walls that distance and divide them from people of other religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

RLC Ten Year Anniversary
Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia Ten-Year Anniversary
A Mosaic of Faith: A Vision of Hope

Our tagline, Dare to Understand™, is both a statement of fact and a call to action, encapsulating so much of what makes our work unique. It conveys a sense of the courage required to participate and engage in interfaith work, the fear of the religious “other” felt by so many, and the need to overcome such fears. It challenges us to be bold in learning about one another, to dare to listen sincerely to the crying needs of our time, and to work together to contribute to the good of our region. Not only is our tagline a call for a deeper understanding of the religious “other,” but it is also an invitation to continued discovery within one’s own self, heritage, and unique perspective.



"What Love Can Do"

The Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia challenges you to "Dare to Understand." Please visit us at to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved!


Encountering Other Faiths: An Interfaith Facilitator Training

Encountering Other Faiths is a one-day workshop of the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia where participants will leave feeling more equipped to lead interfaith dialogue in their own settings, empowered with increased competence and confidence in facilitating members of their congregation or community to deepen their interfaith encounters, Participants receive a book, a workbook, and a facilitator's guide, and the day is spent skill-building, sharing best practices, and discussing common joys and challenges for interfaith facilitators.


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Public Witness through Interfaith Understanding: Nicole Diroff

The Rev. Nicole Diroff (MDiv 2007) talks about her journey to seminary and what led her to her work in ministry as Associate Executive Director at the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia.

Interseminary Initiative: Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia

The Rev. Nicole Diroff, Associate Executive Director of the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia, talks about the Center's interseminary initiative and bringing IFC's 2017 Dare to Understand Award recipient Eboo Patel to LTSP for a breakfast session attended by students from the Philadelphia region's seminaries.

2017 Interfaith Campus Leadership Conference with Eboo Patel
KSL - Religious Freedom
An LDS Temple in Philadelphia, Birthplace of American Freedom

On the 229th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will dedicate a temple just a few blocks away from Independence Hall in downtown Philadelphia. The city was founded by William Penn, who sought religious liberty, and the right to religious freedom was born in this city. The LDS Church has always had a strong belief in what is known as the first freedom listed in the Bill of Rights, and LDS leaders are concerned that religious freedom is under increasing pressure. In this documentary Elder Dallin H. Oaks, who has been a strong voice for religious freedom, will address why he believes this founding document is divinely inspired. Then Pope Francis speaks on the challenges religious freedom is facing around the world.



New Philadelphia LDS temple welcomed in a city full of diverse faiths
KSL - Mormon Temple

Interfaith Center Executive Director Abby Stamelman Hocky appeared on NBC's Salt Lake City affiliate, KSL-TV to discuss the interfaith community's welcoming of a new Mormon Temple in the city of Philadelphia.



The Interfaith Center Welcomes Pope Francis to Philadelphia

Interfaith Center Associate Executive Director Rev. Nicole Diroff and Board member Rabbi Richard Hirsh appeared on PHL 17 to discuss the expectations and excitement in faith communities in anticipation of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia.



Kenney Inaugural Prayer Gathering
The Religious Leader's Council Holds an Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Gathering for Mayor Jim Kenney

On Wednesday, January 6, the Religious Leaders Council held an Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Gathering for Mayor Jim Kenney, sharing sacred texts, music, and prayers for the new mayor and elected officials of Philadelphia. Held at The Salvation Army Kroc Center of Philadelphia, the gathering drew more than 150 people including more than 60 clergy members from across the region.



Walking the Walk 2012-2013 Highlights

See all the great things the Walking the Walk program at the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia has done!



Temple University Alternative Break Trip: Service at the Stiffel Senior Center

A group of honor students from Temple University do volunteer work at a Jewish senior center, packing bags of food for senior citizens and serving lunch.


This service was part of an Alternative Spring Break Program sponsored by the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia and the Temple Honors Program



University of Maryland ‘Interfaith Encounters’ Alternative Break Trip - March 2011
2011 Women’s Retreat

A rejuvenating day of dialogue and reflection with women of faith from the greater Philadelphia region.



Walking the Walk Alumni Service at Henry Got Crops and Share

On September 2, 2010, Walking the Walk Alumni gathered at Henry Got Crops, a Weavers' Way Co-Op and CSA, to glean the crops that would ordinarily go to waste when those that would usually harvest them aren't around. The Walking the Walk Alumni then helped package and bring the crops to Share food pantry, where they were stored in refrigerators for later distribution to those in need. During the middle of the day, those observing Ramadan took time to share about what their fasting means to them. Thanks to Louis Lesser, the student planning committee, and community partners Philadelphia Green, Henry Got Crops, and Share for making this possible!



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