WithOurVoice, Inc.

 
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WithOurVoice, Inc. is an incorporated non-profit with 501(c) 3 status. We are located in the Capital Region of New York State, USA (Albany, Schenectady, Troy.)

Our mission is to promote understanding, respect and friendship among people of diverse cultures, ethical traditions and religions by facilitating the sharing of stories.

WithOurVoice, Inc. was previously known as the Interfaith Story Circle of the Tri-City Area, Inc.

 

Our Programs
Interfaith Story Circle Program

Since 1993, this program has brought together people of all spiritualities and faiths to rejoice in the richness of our diversity, to break down the barriers which sometimes divide us and to build up that which we have in common.


February 2016 Interfaith Story Circle Program Meeting:
Lesson Stories -
Co-Sponsored by the Interfaith Center of University at Albany
Guest Storyteller: Stephanie Marie Fox telling” Stories of the Longhouse” from the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy) tradition

  
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Children at the Well Youth Storytellers for Peace & Understanding

Since 2006, this award-winning program has taught many youths the art of storytelling to deepen their knowledge and understanding of their own tradition and that of others, and to promote peace and understanding among all peoples.

C@W storytellers and staff after tenth annual performance, April 26th, 2015. Photo by Robert Cooper.

         

 
What people say about Children at the Well

Audrey, a supporter of the group, says:
Can you imagine a group of teenagers – Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Unitarian, and perhaps an atheist – sitting around with a pizza and expressing curiosity about each other’s stories? This happens year after year at Children at the Well. These teens are helping to create the world we’d like to see.

 

Ritam, one of the youth storytellers, says:
Within the tight-knit Children at the Well community, religious barriers break down. Muslims and Jews converse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hindus and Catholics joke and share stories about their churches and temples. The program is truly a community built upon the foundation of mutual respect.

 

Prachi, a parent of one of the youth storytellers, says:
Children at the Well is bringing peace to the world through the subtle art of storytelling. We bring people of different cultures together to share their stories, celebrating their uniqueness and at the same time respecting and accepting their differences. This leads to dialogues, then understanding, and finally peace.