Interfaith Opportunities



                                    Neighbors by Kate Forman

ION is

a lay interfaith network

that strengthens

 participating religious
congregations for

education and


Jeff Rogers poster -  Teaching Tolerance

International Women's Day:  March 8

"We cannot sit and pontificate, or wring our hands
and hope someone else does the hard work."

To mark International Women's Day 2018, Graca Machel and Desmond Tutu urge all of us, men and women, to question what is preventing gender equality,
and make a commitment to empowering women.

ION has 15 participating groups: 

Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Unitarian representatives

Hampshire Mosque, Amherst 

Naz Mohamed - ION Convener

South Congregational Church, Amherst 

Lee Bridegam

First Congregational Church, Amherst

Bob Stover

                    First Congregational Church, Hadley                        
 Urshula Wood  

Goodwin Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Amherst
Judy Brooks

Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst 
Zina Tillona

Hope Community Church, Amherst
Scottie Faerber

Melba Larson

Jewish Community of Amherst
Frieda Howards

Marian Center, Holyoke
Miriam Najimy, DHM

Mount Toby Friends Meeting, Leverett
Nan Davies

Newman Center, UMass

Turkish Cultural Center - Western Massachusetts
UMass Rumi Club, Amherst
Havva Ozturk

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
Mary Beth Seminario

Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley
Doris Newton


Barbara Jenkins, Assistant Convener
Bonny Vaught, Webmaster
Joan Lindeman, Founder

Check this ION calendar for

Jewish-Christian-Muslim-Unitarian festivals and events