Spring Exploring Our Religious Landscapes Starts March 29 – Registration still open

History, ritual, culture. Tour houses of worship. Talk to clergy. Immerse yourself in a whole new Exploring Our Religious Landscapes series, introducing sessions on the Baha’i faith and the American Baptist Church for the first time. Did you know? The Baha’i Faith is the second most geographically widespread religion, with followers in nearly every country… Read More

Make a Joyful Noise

On a Sunday in April, the community is invited to the first of a two-part series exploring the place of music in worship across faith traditions. Rev. Dr. William Danaher, Rector of Christ Church Cranbrook will moderate a panel discussion and introduce musical presentations on music in the Abrahamic faiths. Presentations will begin with a… Read More

Shalom, Salaam, Shanti, Peace – Our Community Gathers for World Sabbath

Although Beverly Brun was not with us at World Sabbath this year, her spirit was felt throughout the event. Her husband, Rev. Dr. Wesley Brun tearfully accepted the World Sabbath Peace Award in her memory, followed by an angelic tribute by the liturgical dancers from her congregation, the Nardin Park United Methodist Church in Farmington… Read More

When “I” is replaced with “We,” illness becomes wellness

According to Macomb County Community Mental Health (MCCMH), “A healthy community is one in which all members are encouraged in the pursuit of meaningful relationships, activities and goals.” And a healthy community encompasses many dimensions of health and well-being. SAMHSA, the US government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has identified eight areas that… Read More

World Sabbath at Temple Beth El, Sunday March 5

Each year, our community has a beautiful opportunity to come together, across religious, racial, and cultural lines, to promote peace and healing. We invite you to the annual community-wide World Sabbath on Sunday, March 5, at 4 pm at Temple Beth El. It will be a beautiful interfaith celebration of song, spirit, dance, and communal… Read More

Bridging Religious Boundaries 2017 Glazer Institute on Judaism Thursday, February 16

In 1943, during the dark days of World War II, Rabbi B. Benedict Glazer sought a way to soften the hatred and prejudice so bitterly dividing Detroit. One solution, he felt, was to bring together clergy friends to discuss understanding and mutual respect. Annually, he invited several Protestant ministers to Temple Beth El to hear an outstanding authority… Read More

Congratulations to Fr. George and Nouhad Shalhoub celebrating their 45th anniversary and 45 years with the community of St. Mary’s.

In 2017, Fr. George Shalhoub, pastor of The Basilica of St. Mary in Livonia, Michigan, will be celebrating his 45th anniversary of the ordination to the holy priesthood, as well as his 45th wedding anniversary. Throughout these years, he and Khouria Nouhad have served this community, tirelessly and faithfully. His parish recently released this interview… Read More

Religious Diversity Journeys at Muslim Unity Center – What our Students are Saying

Shreyas Varanasi from Geisler Middle School: “I was surprised that boys have modest dress, too, not just the girls. And I learned that Indonesia is the country with the most Muslims in the world.” Tarun Tangirala from Geisler MS: “I learned that Muslims face Mecca when they pray because it’s their spiritual place. Even when… Read More