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

Interfaith Panel Discussions

Thursday, May 14th,  6:30pm- 8:30pm

Baldwin Library,  Birmingham

May 14:  WISDOM: 5 Women 5 Journeys.

This unique WISDOM program features personal stories of women of different faith traditions – how their childhood impacted their beliefs today, what the challenges are for women in their faith tradition, what parts of their religion are misunderstood, how reaching out to someone from a different faith has enriched their lives.

 

IFLC Annual Awards Dinner

Save the Date!

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!

Religious Diversity Journeys Continue…

We are expanding further for the 2015-2016 school year!

Next year over 450 7th grade students from 30 middle schools in Oakland and Wayne counties, along with their teachers and parents, will embark upon an immersive religious and cultural experience visiting  churches, synagogues, mosques, Hindu Temples, Sikh Gurdwaras and the DIA.

To involve your school, please click here for more information!

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On Thursday, May 7, many in our nation will celebrate the National Day of Prayer. Signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1952, this is a day set aside for people of faith to introspect and connect with a power higher than themselves, within the context of our national community. Most important to those…

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In many faiths, congregations are created by groups of people who are alike, not only in their religious beliefs, but also in their culture. Immigrant populations have always tended to create small, comfortable enclaves of religious and ethnic homogeneity in their new homes. And metro Detroit’s Muslim community was not the exception. But in 1993,…

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Taoism began with a man named Lao-Tzu, who lived during the time of Confucius. Not much is known about Lao-tzu, whose name means “Old Master.” Legend says that when he was a very old man, he grew tired of war and violence and decided to leave China. He drove an ox cart to the border…

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Hinduism: It’s not Monotheism vs. Polytheism Hindu concepts of God or the Divine are more complex than being either monotheistic or polytheistic. The deepest spiritual truth gleaned through the Vedas, the oldest Hindu scripture, is that Brahman, or the Absolute (used interchangeably with “the Divine”, “the Absolute,” and “God”) pervades the entire universe. This divine…

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About 25 women from Temple Israel in West Bloomfield and Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit came together on Sunday, April 26th for an interfaith experience at the Holocaust Memorial Center.  We were taken on a 90-minute tour of the center by our outstanding guide, Alan Eidelman.  He explained that the building we were in was…

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The lunar calendar is based on the phases of the moon, which cycle from the darkness of a new moon to the brightness of a full moon 12 times each lunar year. The solar calendar is based on how long it takes the Earth to complete one orbit around the sun. Our civil calendar, the…

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