VISIONARY

WOMEN

Alumni

Since 2016, over 250 women leaders of diverse ages and identities have 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 with us.

 

Visionary Women 2020 -21 Leadership Track

The 2020-2021 program year will once again include the opportunity for alumni to deepen their understanding of the interfaith journey by reflecting on their own interfaith experiences. Participants will cultivate awareness of the feelings that arise in themselves as they practice interfaith dialogue. These observations will be compared with short readings from scholarship on the best practices when encountering other faiths. This combination of learning and self-reflection will prepare participants to facilitate interfaith dialogue in other settings, which could look like anything from cultivating interfaith relationships among their friends to offering a Visionary Women-like program in their own communities. As this is the first year Visionary Women is offered solely online, we embrace its challenges and its opportunities. We welcome the different ways that joining from home looks, welcoming children in the background & scenic Zoom backdrops.

 

This year we are intentionally choosing to highlight indigenous and Black voices in the host communities and guests speakers we are partnering with.  We highly encourage applicants of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Applications for the Visionary Women 2021 Leadership Track are now CLOSED

Six sessions over the course of six months on Sundays from 3:00-5:00 pm:

This year we are intentionally choosing to highlight indigenous and Black voices in the host communities and guests speakers we are partnering with.  We highly encourage applicants of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Sunday, January 24  |  Interfaith Philadelphia & Program Introduction 

Sunday, February 28  |  Baptist Community Session

Sunday, March 14  |  Muslim Community Session

Sunday, April 11  |  Lenape Nation Community Session

Sunday, May 16  |  Jewish Community Session

Sunday, June 13  |  African Methodist Episcopal Community Session

Session Prep:

  • Watch a Brief Q+A video from the partner community  

  • A brief reading or reflection prompt

Virtual Zoom Session:

  • Panel of diverse voices of leadership from the faith community we are virtually visiting

  • Mini Workshops with Interfaith Philadelphia staff & fellow alumni focused on guided self reflection & interfaith facilitation