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

Question of the week: Zakat is one o the pillars of Islam. What does it mean?

Q: Zakat is one of the pillars of Islam. What does it mean? A: Click here to find out. The IFLC would like to help foster our understanding of one another by using our newsletter as a forum for you to ask these questions. We want to share your questions anonymously within the framework of our newsletter where… Read More

Religious Diversity Journeys at Muslim Unity Center – What our Students are Saying

Shreyas Varanasi from Geisler Middle School: “I was surprised that boys have modest dress, too, not just the girls. And I learned that Indonesia is the country with the most Muslims in the world.” Tarun Tangirala from Geisler MS: “I learned that Muslims face Mecca when they pray because it’s their spiritual place. Even when… Read More

We Shared our Sacred Texts

In each of our traditions, we have sought over the years to detail, define and codify the history and teachings of our faiths. Whether our books are divine in provenance or inspired by the contemplation of divine will, each serves to help us understand and connect with God. On Sunday, a group of the curious… Read More

Uncovering Our Sacred Texts

Our sacred texts, whether they are understood as divine or mortal in provenance, give words to our understanding of God and our relationship to God, often provide us the words to speak to God, and the ideas that define our behavior towards ourselves and each other. And they describe the rituals that define the daily… Read More

The Big Message: People are People

Beverly Miller was surprised to find out that Jews don’t talk much about the afterlife and that Muslims believe in angels. But her biggest surprise was how welcome she felt at each house of worship she visited as a participant in Exploring Our Religious Landscapes. She had never visited a mosque or a synagogue and… Read More

Question of the week: How do Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan?

Q: How do Muslims celebrate  the end of Ramadan? A: Click here The IFLC would like to help foster our understanding of one another by using our newsletter as a forum for you to ask these questions. We want to share your questions anonymously within the framework of our newsletter where religious leaders from these… Read More

Memorial Prayer Service for Orlando and Charleston

As a nation, and as a community, we struggle with the senseless acts of violence that destroy lives and leave gaping holes in families and communities. In these times, so many of us turn to the power of our faith, regardless of how we express it, to lament, to reach out to each other with… Read More