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

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

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

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

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