Dive into Christianity! Explore Christian Denominations in a Special Series

In the beginning, there was Religious Diversity Journeys, the immersive religious literacy program for 7th graders. And then the IFLC education committee created Exploring Our Religious Landscapes. And participants saw that it was good. So they signed up for a deeper dive into Judaism. And it too was good. So, now we’re going to gather… Read More

17,550 Hours of RDJ!

As winter turns into spring (and back to winter and back to spring…), the school year is drawing to a close and with it our most successful year of Religious Diversity Journeys, with 35 middle schools across 18 districts, public and private in Wayne and Oakland counties.  18 sites, including Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Christian and… Read More

Sounds of the Spirit – Sacred Sounds and Holy Vibrations

All sound is vibration. Vibrations at different frequencies make different sounds or pitches. And this week, we experienced the different frequencies on which faith traditions call out to or praise God. Under the roof of Christ Church Cranbrook, which Rev. Dr. Bill Danaher said was meant to be a house of prayer for all people,… Read More

Helping Congregations get Green – Michigan Interfaith Power and Light

In each of our religious traditions, we find the idea that we are the stewards of the Earth, responsible for preserving the beauty and the bounty of creation. For those who believe we have cause to be concerned about our execution of that sacred duty, there are many ways to work towards better stewardship. In… Read More

Interfaith School Clean-up at Detroit’s Schulze Academy

On Monday, April 3, students at Schulze Academy in Detroit got a terrific surprise. The school, which, like so many Detroit Public Schools buildings, has been descending into decrepitude due to lack of maintenance and repair funds, got a huge dose of interfaith love and a new coat of paint over the preceding weekend. A… Read More

Exploring Our Religious Landscapes  Spring Series on Abrahamic Faiths Welcomed us to Temple Beth-El

“Israel” means he who struggles with God. The people of Israel, as explained by our host, Rabbi Mark Miller, in the first of our Spring ERL sessions, are defined by their relationship with God, and their tradition of not following blindly. In a fascinating 2-hour presentation, Rabbi Miller kept our rapt attention while he talked… Read More

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