International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the social, cultural, political, and economic achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.
International Women's Day is commemorated in a variety of ways worldwide; it is a public holiday in several countries and is observed socially or locally in others. The UN observes the holiday in connection with a particular issue, campaign, or theme in women's rights. In some parts of the world, IWD still reflects its political origins, being marked by protests and calls for radical change; in other areas, particularly in the West, it is largely sociocultural and centered on a celebration of womanhood.
Introducing Women Leaders of Faith Month...
Women have played a significant role in shaping our diverse religious practices and spiritualities and inspiring hope for peace and understanding. The Interfaith Council (IFC) recognizes women’s many contributions to their particular tradition and to interfaith relations. IFC’s Women Leaders in Faith initiative lifts up exemplary women in IFC’s diverse faith communities and in doing so provides an invitation to support IFC in our vision for a better future.
IFC’s Women Leaders of Faith initiative lifts up exemplary women in IFC’s diverse faith communities and in doing so provides an invitation to support IFC in our vision for a better future.
During the month of March, IFC spotlights women leaders from 11 faith traditions who demonstrate a commitment to living out their faith, exemplify the values of their traditions, and demonstrate leadership in their community and beyond.
The IMFC encourages all members to support the IFC in amplifying the voices of women leaders .
This program series provides a platform for the Women Leaders of Faith honorees from IFC’s diverse faith traditions to be in a moderated conversation about the intersection of faith, gender, and leadership.
Thursday, March 10th, 7-8:30 PM with Rabbi Susan Shankman (Jewish), Kathryn Colton (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) - moderated by Jacqueline Fuller, Interfaith Connections
Thursday, March 17, 7-8:30 PM with Sr. Carol Keehan (Catholic) and Reba Carruth (Baha'i) - moderated by Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky, Jewish Community Relations Council
Thursday, March 24th, 7-8:30 PM with Shehernaz Verahrami (Zoroastrian) and Fitrah Muhammad (Muslim) - moderated by Cassandra Lawrence, Shoulder-to-Shoulder
Keynote Address (in-person)
Featuring Rev. Carole Crumley, an Episcopal priest and Senior Program Director at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation with moderator Amber Khan, WAMU’s Interfaith Voices Radio program
Thursday, March 31st, 7 PM
Washington Hebrew Congregation