Question of the week: Was Obama the first president to hold an iftar (breaking of fast) dinner at the White House?

Q. Was Obama the first president to hold an iftar (breaking of fast) dinner at the White House during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan? A: Click  here to find out. The IFLC would like to help foster our understanding of one another by using our newsletter and website as forums for you to ask these questions. We will share your… Read More

Question of the week: What is Evangelicalism?

Q. What is Evangelicalism? By Jebulon (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons A: (From the Wheaton College website. Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals) There are three senses in which the term “evangelical” is used today in the early 21st-century. The first is to view as “evangelical” all Christians who affirm a few key… Read More

A Guide to Working with Our Neighbors

Radical hospitality, a term that is specific to the United Methodist Church (UMC), means that when you invite people into your church home you go that extra mile to welcome them and make them feel comfortable, accepted, valued, and not judged. At a recent multi-faith event at the Grand Blanc United Methodist Church, that meant… Read More

The Charter for Compassion

Compassion literally means “to suffer together” and is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering.  Compassion is about taking action when others are suffering. The Charter for Compassion, developed by multi-faith, multi-national group of religious thinkers and leaders launched in November of… Read More

Our Exploration of Baha’ism

Throughout history, God has sent to humanity a series of divine Educators—known as Manifestations of God—whose teachings have provided the basis for the advancement of civilization. These Manifestations have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Baha’u’llah, the latest of these Messengers, explained that the religions of the world come from the same… Read More

Question of the week: Do religions besides Islam fast and is it healthy?

Q: Why do so many religions fast and is it healthy? A: Click  here to find out. By Daderot _Own work_ _CC0__ via Wikimedia Commons The IFLC would like to help foster our understanding of one another by using our newsletter and website as forums for you to ask these questions. We will share your questions anonymously. We welcome the opportunity… Read More

Welcome to New IFLC Board Member April Cook

A calling in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is believed to come from God and is an act of voluntary service that should benefit those served as well as those who serve – callings give members an opportunity to grow and become better people. “We all have divine potential,” says new IFLC… Read More

Question of the week: To which tradition does the Melchizedek Priesthood belong?

Q: To which tradition does the Melchizedek Priesthood belong? A: Click  here to find out. The IFLC would like to help foster our understanding of one another by using our newsletter and website as forums for you to ask these questions. We will share your questions anonymously. We welcome the opportunity to learn together! You can ask your questions by clicking here… Read More

Sounds of the Spirit – a Musical Path into Spiritual Traditions

The rhythm of the drums, the vibration of the gong, the timeless sounds of the Kirtaan and the Veena, each provides a unique path into understanding the traditions whose sacred music they express. On June 11, we will once again gather to learn about and celebrate the beautiful vibrations that make up our sacred sounds.… Read More

Question of the week: Do Muslims lose weight during Ramadan?

Q: Do Muslims lose weight during Ramadan? A: Click  here to find out. The IFLC would like to help foster our understanding of one another by using our newsletter and website as forums for you to ask these questions. We will share your questions anonymously. We welcome the opportunity to learn together! You can ask your questions by clicking here… Read More