Women’s Networks and Leadership

Since 2001, the Pluralism Project has convened a series of multi-religious consultations with women leaders, activists, and academics. In giving voice to women who are developing new forms of civic and religious leadership, these events have provided a much-needed forum where participants have forged new linkages and identified common ground. While forming the basis for the Pluralism Project’s women’s networks initiative, these consultations have been accompanied by focused research, local convenings, and a documentary film called Acting on Faith: Women’s New Religious Activism in America. In the ongoing work with this initiative, the networks will be expanded to include strategic partnerships with secular women’s organizations.

Below are profiles of many of the organizations that have been active in our women’s networks.

grass/roots Women’s Spirituality Center
United Methodist Women
Tirzah: Ecumenical Young Adult Women
Justice for Women Working Group
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Ecumenical Women 2000+
Committee on South Asian Women
Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER)
NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
National Council of Jewish Women
North American Council for Muslim Women
Manavi, Inc.
Religions for Peace, Women’s Mobilization Program
Muslim Women’s League
Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
Hadassah
Women of Reform Judaism
Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Other Profiles

These additional profiles represent the potential growth of our women’s initiative, though, at the time of this writing, these organizations have not yet participated in any formal way in our initiative.

Daughters of Abraham Women’s Interfaith Book Group, Boston, MA
The Faith Club, New York, NY
JAM & All: JAM Women’s Group, North Miami, FL
Sacred Circles Conferences at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC
SARAH: Spiritual and Religious Alliance for Hope, Santa Margarita, CA
Women Transcending Boundaries, Syracuse, NY
Women’s Interfaith Breakfasts, Laconia, NH
Women’s Interfaith Institute, Seneca Falls, NY
Women’s Interfaith Solutions for Dialogue and Outreach in MetroDetroit (WISDOM), Detroit, MI


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