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

Welcome to Wendy Miller Gamer – Our New IFLC Program Director!

We are pleased to welcome Wendy Miller Gamer to the IFLC team as Program Director. As a long-time professional in Jewish communities in Boston, New York City and Chicago, Wendy has done outreach, development, programming & community organizing with students and seniors. Although relatively new to interfaith work, she says “I have worked with individuals… Read More

Detroit Day of Seva July 30

Seva4Everybody is excited to announce the “Detroit Day of Seva” in partnership with the Sikh Coalition. Founded in March of 2016, Seva4Everybody (S4E), is the passion project of five young Sikhs who realized that they would have a greater impact on their community by creating an organization to draw volunteers to the efforts into which they were… Read More

Song and Spirit’s New Home

Interfaith Torah study, films, a gift shop, and a new home base to launch the monthly delivery of 3 tons of food. Song and Spirit is about to move the Institute for Peace that has been growing its’ programs and operations since Jewish Hazan Steve Klaper and Franciscan Friar Brother Al Mascia brought their troubadour… Read More

Unique Interfaith Event: Tour and Experience a life-size replica of the Tabernacle of Moses

Muslims, Jews, and Christians all recognize Moses in their faith traditions. Known to Muslims as Musa, he is the most frequently mentioned individual in the Qur’an and is considered a prophet, messenger, and leader in Islam. One of Judaism’s great figures, Moshe Rabbenu (Moses our teacher) is the channel between God and the Hebrews, through… Read More

Celebrate Our Freedom of Conscience on Independence Day

By Robert Brutell, Chairman, and Raman Singh, President, InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit As a nation and a metropolitan Detroit community we are facing some very serious challenges as we celebrate this Fourth of July Holiday. The news is too painful to watch for some and too worrisome to avoid for others. Yet the… 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