America has described herself in many ways. It is often thought of as a melting pot or as a tapestry of cultures woven together. Religious and cultural diversity has grown exponentially since 1965. So many differences, so many opportunities for misunderstanding and tension. Our mission in a nutshell is to take practical steps to transform all of those difficulties into creative energy and build a metropolitan Detroit community that thrives on the basis of what we have in common and what we can learn from one another. Please join with us. We welcome your contribution. 

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Upcoming Events

IFLC Annual Awards Dinner

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Wednesday, October 14th, 5:30pm

Silver Garden Events Center, Southfield

Please click here to learn about this year’s honorees and to purchase tickets and sponsorships!

Hats Across the Faith Traditions

Sunday, October 18th,    3:30pm – 6:00pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 26998 Woodward, Royal Oak

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A screening of the film, “Hats of Jerusalem” followed by an interactive panel discussion sharing and comparing head-covering customs across the faith traditions.

The Edward Levy Religious Literacy Grant

Five $500 grants offered to faith or interfaith organizations for programs that promote religious understanding and literacy.

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We wish to encourage new and creative ideas for teaching religious literacy, especially programs for adult religious literacy. Please share your ideas with us!

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Religious Diversity Media Contest

1st place- $500, 2nd place- $300, 3rd place- $200

Create a video message 5 minutes or less that addresses the question of religious diversity and interfaith understanding to be eligible for these awards.

All videos must be the original work of a single young person or a group of young people no older than 18 years old.

For more information, please click here!

 

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