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Our Values and Diversity

We Value Diversity and Welcome All

The InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit brings people of diverse religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds together to work toward a harmonious community based on our highest and best values. Our volunteer board and committee members represent a wide range of backgrounds. Their diverse experiences and beliefs help us in our mission of achieving a community of justice, peace and belonging for everyone. Our programs are open to all in the region.

We teach understanding which leads to deep, respectful relationships among individuals and congregations of different faiths as well as those who do not have a religious affiliation. We advocate for resilience in the face of misunderstanding and bigotry, and speak out against discrimination and hate.

What values do you hold dear? What values inspire your work, faith, or community life?
We believe that expressing our values – and listening to each other’s values – is a vital step in the work towards Beloved Community.

Towards that end, this Values Vignette series introduces some of our community’s interfaith leaders and the values that they believe to be most important.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit, we are devoted in our commitment to fostering a community grounded in the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Our Commitments:

  • Embracing Diversity- We celebrate and welcome individuals from diverse religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, enriching our community.
  • Teaching Understanding- We actively promote education as a tool for building understanding, cultivating deep and respectful relationships among people of different faiths and affiliations.
  • Advocating for Resilience- In the face of misunderstanding and bigotry, we advocate for resilience, acknowledging and addressing systemic inequities with strength and determination.
  • Speaking Out Against Discrimination and Hate- We strongly oppose discrimination and hate, using our platform to speak out against injustice and fostering a space of safety and respect for all.
  • Promoting Inclusive Practices- We integrate inclusive practices across our programs, events, and initiatives, ensuring fairness, transparency, and equitable access to resources.
  • Collaboration for Collective Impact- We collaborate with partners and communities to amplify our impact, working collectively towards a more just, equitable, and harmonious metropolitan Detroit.

The InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit is dedicated to turning these commitments into actionable steps, creating a community where Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are not just values, but integral components of our shared mission.