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Visionary Women is an intergenerational program engaging issues at the intersection of religion, gender, race, and social justice concerns. As we move to create a group that is culturally, religiously, and ideologically diverse – we encourage participation in this experiential dialogue. Participants do not need to identify with a religious tradition or be a member of a congregation to enroll. This program welcomes all women.

Since its conception in 2016, Visionary Women sessions offer immersion in five religious settings and facilitate the creation of meaningful relationships in a small group environment. Interfaith Philadelphia encourages and supports participants of Visionary Women to continue their interfaith learning and collaboration with each other outside of our monthly meetings and moving forward within their own communities.


January 7, 2024, 2:00-3:30 pm Orientation/Welcome (Virtual)

January 21, 2024. Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge (In-person)

February 11, 2024. Beth Am Israel (In-person)

March 17, 2024. Unitarian Universalists of Mt. Airy (In-person)

April 28th, 2024. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (In-person)
May 19, 2024 Greater Community Bible Tabernacle (In-person)

*Please note that each participant is placed in a small dialogue group of diverse participants, which will meet at every session. Therefore, attendance is essential to ensure that small groups can form meaningful relationships and participate in dialogue.  Applicants should have no more than one known date conflict with the program.

Click here for a map of all site locations

Individuals in this program seek to:

  • Increase their religious literacy through visits to different faith communities in the Greater Philadelphia area;

  • Lean into layered, and sometimes uncomfortable, conversations that explore the intersections of gender and race in different faith communities;

  • ​​Develop a deeper understanding of their own personal identity/tradition; and

  • Feel empowered by learning with social justice advocates of all experience levels. 


Session Outline

  • Introduction to sacred space or gathering place 

  • Paired Conversation

  • Panel of diverse voices of leadership from the featured faith community 

  • Dialogue in small groups 

  • Closing


Read article "The Citizen Recommends: Visionary Women"


Bronwen Henry
Director of Curricular Innovation 

Kes Messinger
Visionary Women Consultant



Please contact us to be notified of upcoming Visionary Women offerings at 

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