September 21, 2014
The Interfaith Peace Project has been deeply involved in the pursuit of women’s dignity, respect, and human rights. For the past ten years, we have sponsored programs, home-based seminars, retreats, and opportunities for women’s voice to be heard and celebrated. In light of the violence and inhumanity that seems to be prevalent in our time, it is essential for us to hear the emerging voice of women throughout the World.
In every place, concerned with every issue, to the benefit of a humane humanity, women are speaking out and men are discovering their feminine potential. Despite the violence and chaos of the moment, we believe our time is a time of transition. The rise of women’s voice signals the rebirth of humankind in terms of compassion, justice, and humanness. The Interfaith Peace Project calls upon all people to discover anew the transformative wisdom of the women in their lives who invited them to the fullness of life.
The enclosed brochure (Click Here) is offered to you as a guide helping you to prepare for The International Women’s Day, March 8, 2015. We are asking you to gather in small meetings with other women throughout the months of October 2014 to February 2015. You may use the questions provided in the brochure to foster and enhance your conversations. Or, you may decide to be more free-spirited. What matters most is hearing the voices, wisdom, and insights of very real women.
The structure, duration, and frequency of these meetings is strictly up to you. All we ask, if you have the time, is to inform us of your meetings and report some of the highlights of your experience with us. We will edit the results and post them on our website. If you would like to be personally credited please let us know. No personal addresses or contact information will be shared or publicly displayed unless you so desire.
The brochure celebrates notable and famous women. We invite you to discern and celebrate the wisdom of the women you have encountered in your life. The rise of women’s voice in our time is a turning point in human history. Women are not merely seeking their full human dignity as they challenge all peoples to a higher standard of life. They are revealing that humaneness is the essential definition of what it means to be human.
Thanks to Melissa Granchi who took the lead in developing this program. Also, heartfelt gratitude to Peggy Magovern, Jan Stegner, Susan Batterton, Lauren Rettagliata, and June Kirk for their advice and guidance in developing this program. The Interfaith Peace Project expresses gratitude to the San Francisco Foundation whose generosity helps support this program.
Thank you for participating in this program. Please be aware the brochure has been designed to be a source of inspiration for you in the years to come. You may request copies by contacting us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Board of Directors
The Advisory Board