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

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

Michigan Bahais Celebrate the 200th Bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah Oct. 22 at the Strand Theater in Pontiac

At least one half-dozen local performing artists have been selected and commissioned to perform original works in dance, gospel, jazz and other performing art forms – all using the central Bahá’í message of the oneness of humanity – to honor the 200th birthday of Bahaú’lalh in “Ancient Beauty” 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at the… Read More

Question of the week: What does the word Hindu mean?

Q:What does the word Hindu mean? 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 to email us!

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