A Discussion Group of the National Storytelling Network

Story Circles
Children at the Well


What's New

NSNís Interfaith Discussion Group is in the midst of updating our website and revitalizing our group. Please read the yellow side bar below for information on how you can be of help. We would love to have you renew your acquaintance with us or join us for the first time. Either way, you will be warmly welcomed.

Mission Statement

Interfaith Story, a discussion group of the National Storytelling Network (NSN), is a gathering of storytellers and listeners who share a common desire to bring the teaching and healing power of wisdom tales from around the world and sacred stories from every spiritual or faith tradition, present and past, to individuals, groups and communities.

We share stories in order to:

Comfort, inspire, guide, or otherwise minister to people within our own and other traditions. Story can bathe us in the waters of solace, ignite in us the fires of transformation, and cultivate the vines of our faith to bring forth in us the fruits of spiritual maturity.
Increase awareness and respect for both commonality and universal truths and for the uniqueness, diversity and giftedness that each tradition brings. Story can help us to recognize that while there are many paths, we can share the journey.
Increase mutual understanding among the diverse religious traditions in our communities for the purpose of peace-making and community building. Story can help us and others develop not simply tolerance but more importantly respect and compassion for those with faiths different from our own.


If you are interested in:

  • Having your faith based/interfaith storytelling programs, events or articles posted on our website

  • Connecting with other faith based/interfaith tellers by way of a listserv and/or teleconferences

  • Being listed as an NSN faith based/interfaith teller (name, city, state, email address) on our website

  • Sharing resources

  • Information on interfaith circles and a youth interfaith storytelling program

  • Helping to revitalize our discussion group so it may be of service to storytellers in the face of these challenging times

Please spend some time looking through our website. Then contact Gert Johnson at grsjohnson@aol.com or (518) 374-0637.

To find out more about our discussion group, please see:

Photo of Jerusalem by Rachel Eson
New friends from Children at the Well
Photo of a Jewish-Muslim Women's Baking Circle

For a copy of the flyer describing our group, click here. A pdf file (28 KB). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and download this document. To download Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here

Revised on June 24, 2017

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