“Just Water” April 21 Conference to Educate Detroit’s Faith Leaders on Storm Water Runoff Costs

Pastors and religious leaders in Detroit welcome the community to learn about the high costs of storm water drainage and the financial toll it is taking on the city’s churches at Just Water: A Daylong Conference on Building Better Faith-based Approaches to Storm Water Runoff 9 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the… Read More

Michigan State Police Seek faith leaders for training session in Public Safety April 13

 Michigan State Police officials are seeking leaders from all faiths for a program aimed at fostering trust and improving public safety.   “Community Action United Team In Our Neighborhood.” or CAUTION is being expanded by MSP and it is seeking faith-based volunteers who can train to serve as a “quick response team for critical incidents” and… Read More

Temple Beth El’s Glazer Institute Hosts Model Interfaith Seder March 22

  Temple Beth El’s 76th annual Glazer Rabbi B. Benedict and Ada S. Glazer Institute on Judaism – established in 1943 and the nation’s oldest forum for interfaith dialogue – will offer a unique opportunity to members of all faiths to experience the ancient rituals and modern impact of one of Judaism’s most beloved rituals… Read More

AJC/JCRC Executive Director David Kurzmann urges congress to “Push away Darkness” in Church’s “Creating Welcoming Community” series

Jewish Community Relations Council/American Jewish Committee Executive David Kurzmann spoke on Sunday, Dec. 3 on the value that the Interfaith Leadership Council has added to his community outreach work and of pushing away the darkness of marginalization with the light of hospitality as part of Christ Cranbrook Church’s yearlong “Creating a Welcoming Community” series. The… Read More

IFLC Creation Series Concludes with Dec. 3 trip to the DIA

From the bright geometric patterns of Islamic pottery and carpets to statues depicting Buddha to the soft landscape paintings of Thomas Cole, the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection holds many examples of how mankind has artistically interpreted and interacted with nature and the concept of Creation. The above works and many others will be the… Read More

High School Student shares Hindu perspective in “Creation Stories & Our Environment Nov. 12

Contrasting the linear “In the Beginning” Judeo-Christian Creation story, Hinduism teaches not one narrative of the birth of the world but separate stories of how mountains, seas, the celestial bodies and other elements of nature were created in connection with the religion’s different manifestations of the one God, Brahman. Juhi Parekh, a high school senior… Read More

Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson praises Truth, Integrity of Interfaith work at IFLC’s Awards Dinner

    The Interfaith Leadership Council welcomed over 300 guests to its fifth annual awards dinner on Oct. 25. Top honorees included Rip Rapson President and CEO- Kresge Foundation who received the Dr. Dan Hart Krichbaum Visionary Civic Leader Award; Hajj Eide Alawan Interfaith and Outreach Officer- Islamic Center of America who received the Community… Read More

Law Professors, Interfaith Clergy on panel at Nov. 7 Interfaith Religious Freedom Conference

The  J. Reuben Clark Law Society Detroit Chapter and Michigan Catholic Conference, along with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law this Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 7-9 p.m. at  SS. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church 438 St Antoine Street Detroit,  will host a panel of speakers who will address the importance of religious freedom and the… Read More

Living a Green Life: Inspiration from the Creation story: Nov. 12 & Dec. 3

Inspired by their faith’s interpretation of the Creation story, a group of panelists representing Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism will share environmental lessons taken from humanity’s first story and how they bring them to action in IFLC’s program: “Creation Stories & Our Environment: Christian, Hindu, Jewish & Muslim Teachings On Environmentally-Conscious Living” 3:00  to 6:00… Read More