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We are “women supporting women of diverse faiths in generating spiritual leadership, scholarship and service.”
Located in Seneca Falls, the historic birthplace of women’s rights, the Women’s Interfaith Institute in the Finger Lakes is a sister affiliate of the WII in the Berkshires.
Our space and mission is dedicated to interfaith understanding, cooperation and action.
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Institute Founder to Speak at Parliament of World Religions
The Parliament of World Religions, the largest interreligious gathering in the world, is celebrating its 120 years in 2014. On November 16, in Chicago, a gala dinner and program will feature Women’s Interfaith Institute Founding Board Member Dr. Allison Stokes. Stokes is a member of the Advisory Council for the Parliament’s Ambassadors’ Program. Dr. Stokes will speak on her research about women who spoke at the first Parliament in 1893.
Already planning its 2015 session, the Parliament’s governing council has asked its
Ambassadors to hold “listening sessions” in their communities. Dr. Stokes hosted
two sessions at the Interfaith Institute during the Board’s monthly, dish-
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International Women’s Day Event a Success: “When Stanton Met Shahram”
The WII Board joined with the Women’s Institute for Leadership & Learning (WILL) on International Women’s Day, March 8, to present the fourth in a series of unique opportunities to see and hear Elizabeth Cady Stanton speak…
“Learning From Our Foremothers” Reading & Discussion Group Held
WII recently held a series of reading and discussion groups which focused on thought
provoking speeches given by women at the World’s Parliament of Religions held in
1893 during the Chicago World’s Fair. Called “Learning from Our Foremothers: Nineteenth
Century Women Leaders on Gender, Reform, Racism and Religion,” the bi-
Scholars Melinda Grube and Allison Stokes served as co-
The four month program was made possible by a grant from the New York State Council for the Humanities to the Women’s Interfaith Institute.
July Convention Days Mark
The Women’s Interfaith Institute (WII) will again contribute a number of events to the annual celebration of Convention Days in Seneca Falls.
Scheduled for July 18, 19, and 20, the weekend commemorates the original Women’s Rights Convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls.
On Friday, WII will host its annual fundraising dinner, this year featuring world renowned Muslim activist Daisy Kahn, a frequent guest on MSNBC and other news outlets, speaking on the need
to change misperceptions about the Muslim faith in a post 9-