In the beginning of the 21st century, primarily due to the auto industry, Metropolitan Detroit had already become one of the most
religiously diverse cities in the country. But we had also become polarized as turmoil escalated in the world between and among
the various faith traditions. In the belief that women could come together and form an interfaith movement where we could listen to
each other, respect each other’s differences, and then take action towards change, Gail Katz, a Jew, Shahina Begg, a Muslim, and Trish
Harris, a Catholic, reached out and brought other women together to form WISDOM (Women’s Interfaith Solutions for Dialogue
and Outreach in Metro Detroit).