Women Transcending Boundaries (WTB) is an egalitarian community of women from many faith and cultural traditions. Through programs, events, and social interactions, we seek to nurture mutual respect and understanding by sharing information about our diverse beliefs, customs, and practices and by working together to address our common concerns in this post-9/11 world. Our further intent is to share our personal and collective experiences with the wider community, to educate, and to serve.
WTB started in Central New York after September 11, 2001, when women of diverse faiths realized that their common concerns and values far outweigh their differences. According to their interests and availability, members participate in programs one Sunday afternoon a month from October through June.
They also can be involved in a book club, sewing classes for refugee women, informal sharing, networking with like-minded organizations, or service throughout the community. Today, more than 500 women have been involved in WTB.
We gather to learn about each other’s traditions and beliefs, hear and discuss topics of interest to women and children, and form friendships with women from many different backgrounds. WTB is always evolving: When you become a part of this unique group of women, you will add to the dynamic with your own perspective and gifts. We welcome all women to join our current activities as well as to propose new ones.
Learn the amazing history of this group from its origins in 2001 to the present. If you’re interested in even more details, you can purchase the book, Bringing Women of Faith Together After 9/11, which tells WTB’s story from the perspective of our monthly meetings. Included in this book are selected and edited notes from meetings held during our first eight years that focused on building interfaith understanding. To purchase one or more copies of this book, please go to Lulu (click on underlined type).
Our officers and members have included women who are Bahá‘í, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Native American, Quaker, Unitarian Universalist, and Wiccan; women who are atheist or agnostic; and women who are on a nondenominational spiritual path. Meet the leadership of WTB, which is governed by a Council, with expertise from an Advisory Board.
See who has honored the work of WTB.
See all the attention we’ve gotten — from local media to The New York Times.