The InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit

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

April Events

Thursday, April 26

Exploring Religious Landscapes – Islamic Prayer

6 to 8:30 p.m.

Muslim Unity Center

1830 W. Square Lake Road in Bloomfield Hills

Imam Mohamed Almasmari, spiritual leader of the Muslim Unity Center, will discuss the fundamentals of Muslim prayer. A light dinner will be served.

The cost of the program is $20.

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Practicing Repair: How Religious Communities can be Agents of Reconciliation in a Divided World
Christ Church Cranbrook
470 Church Road, Bloomfield Hills
Join us as Canon Sarah Snyder, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advisor on
Reconciliation, addresses these questions, speaking to her international
work and experiences in peace building and inter-religious dialogue.

All faith communities invited

7-8 p.m. Saturday, May 5

‘LOST HERITAGE The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’

Author and lecturer Amardeep Singh

Clean-Up Hamtramck

9 to 2 p.m. May 6 and May 19.

Join the Common Word Alliance and other groups to help with this effort on two separate days: Sunday, May 6 and Saturday, May 19 .

The first weekend cleaners will meet at the corner of Holbrook and Joseph Campau.  Contact Arif Huskic at for further information.

Practicing Repair:
How Religious Communities can be
Agents of Reconciliation in a Divided World
Saturday, May 5, 7-8 pm
Christ Church Cranbrook
470 Church Road, Bloomfield Hills
All faith communities invited


The 2018 Interfaith Health & Hope Coalition LUNCH N’ LEARN
Hosted by Tabernacle Missionary
Baptist Church Health Ministry Team
Keynote Speakers:
Carrie Harnish, LMSW
Clinical Director Community Health & Well Being
Trinity Health
Joann Fisher, Manager
Prescriber Relations
For more information, contact Ron Beford at or 810-923-6940
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
2080 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit
Tuesday, June 5 – 11am to 2pm

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