January 13, 2024

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Thank You, Friends

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the generous donors, dedicated volunteers, and all those who passionately support the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit.

Your commitment to fostering understanding, collaboration, and harmony among diverse communities is truly admirable. As we reflect on the impactful initiatives and moments of unity achieved in 2023, we invite those who may have missed our reflection to explore the highlights by visiting: https://conta.cc/3NM6HEN.

Your contributions have played a pivotal role in shaping more inclusive and harmonious communities, and we look forward to continuing this journey together in the pursuit of interfaith education and understanding.

Thank you for being the driving force behind our shared vision.

Join Us for the IFLC's Inaugural Live Podcast Discussion!

Don’t miss it! Our first-ever live podcast event!

Does AI threaten the sacred? What are the ethical prospects in your mind? Will the good counter the bad? Can we create an ethical construct so that AI does not threaten the sacred?

Watch the latest podcast episode, save the date, and be part of the inaugural podcast live panel discussion event on January 18th!

Podcast Screening: "Does AI Threaten the Sacred"

Podcast Available via Detroit Faith & Works Podcast here: Detroit Faith and Works Podcast Episode 18

Watch the podcast and attend the panel discussion ready to explore your questions!

Panel Discussion: Thursday, January 18th, 7:00 - 8:30pm

via Zoom

Register here: Eventbrite Registration

(Zoom link will be provided at registration)

Sponsored by the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit, we welcome industry experts, Prof. Chris Gilliard, Prof. Saeed Khan, and Prof. David Koukal to our virtual discussion.


World Sabbath Returns for 2024 at Bharatiya Temple in Troy

Local Celebrations: Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Join The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on January 15, 2024, to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The theme of this year’s community celebration is “Living the Dream: It Starts with Me!"

MLK Day at The Wright | The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History - Event


The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is celebrating the life and lasting legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by offering three days of new featured programs, performances and living history demonstrations, plus special tours and screenings in Giant Screen Experience, from January 13-15.

Admission and parking to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is also free on the recognized holiday, January 15.

This celebration powerfully coincides with the final weekend of Mandela: The Official Exhibition. In recognition of Mandela’s values and commitment to making the world a better place, our thoughts turn to the American Civil Rights Movement and the inspiration to be drawn from individuals and communities. We invite you to join us to reflect on the words, the songs and the spirit of justice.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Events - The Henry Ford

Annual Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Jan. 15, at Athens High School, 4333 John R., Troy, hosted by Troy Schools and City of Troy. Free continental breakfast begins at 8 a.m., followed by short presentation at 9 a.m., then both gyms will be set up with stations for service projects for all ages and American Red Cross blood drive.

Celebrate MLK Day at Clinton-Macomb Public Library – North Branch in Macomb where children ages 3-12 are invited to North Branch to hear a story and make a craft to celebrate the life and contributions of MLK Jr.

Celebrate MLK Day at Clinton-Macomb Public Library - North Branch in Macomb - Metro Parent


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Free Day at the Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 15, Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, registration is recommended at Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Cranbrook Institute of Science


Author of children’s book reading and MLK Day celebration: 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Jan. 15, Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward, Detroit, author of “MLK Jr.’s Detroit Dream Memoir of a Civil Rights Foot Soldier,” a memoir from a child’s point of view about Martin Luther King Jr. After the program, children are invited to make their own signs and join a peace march through the museum, followed by cupcakes and singing. Free admission, register at Detroit Historical Society (blackbaudhosting.com)


MLK Day-The Jackson House: 2-3 p.m. Jan. 14, in-person at Farmington Community Library, 32737 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, and via Zoom. Amber Mitchell, curator at The Henry Ford, will speak about The Jackson House, which was recently acquired by The Henry Ford, register at Day Calendar | Farmington Community Library (librarycalendar.com)


Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally: 1-3 p.m. Jan. 14, at Nardin Park United Methodist Church, 29887 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Lunch and conversation with Louis Forsythe of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Afterwards, a one-kilometer march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., ending at Farmington Hills City Hall.


Oakland County Parks Free Parks Entry Day is Jan. 15, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., OaklandCountyParks.com. Guests have access to trails, playgrounds, fishing spots and dog parks from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset (unless otherwise posted) at Oakland County Parks.


Martin Luther King Jr. “A Day On, Not A Day Off” is 8:30-11 a.m. Jan. 15, at Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N. Washington, Royal Oak, in partnership with the cities and school districts of Berkley, Clawson, and Royal Oak. The day begins with a donation drive at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers and community members are invited to breakfast and sign making, 8:30-9:30 a.m., followed by a presentation at 9:30 in the Kimball Auditorium at Royal Oak Middle School. The Freedom Walk is at 10 a.m. through the Royal Oak Middle School neighborhood. Afterward, the public is invited to participate in service projects at Royal Oak Middle School and community locations, including donation sorting and blanket making, www.royaloakschools.org. Donated items requested include non-perishable food, toiletries, diapers, hats, children’s clothing, socks and underwear. Items will be collected through 11:30 a.m. Donations are also being accepted through the Amazon Wish List, Amazon.com

The 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Brunch will kick-off UNCF’s 80th Anniversary celebration. Join us as we commemorate one of our most famous alumni, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Morehouse College 1948). The Brunch is an opportunity for the UNCF Michigan office and the Detroit Inter-Alumni Council (DIAC) to honor Dr. King’s legacy and this monumental moment in UNCF’s history. 

32nd Annual UNCF Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Brunch - Detroit - UNCF

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration: 5- 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, at Walled Lake Northern High School, 6000 Bogie Lake Road, Commerce Twp., hosted by Walled Lake Consolidated School District.

30th Annual United We Walk event: The West Bloomfield School District and the Greater West Bloomfield Community to host annual event in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. The walk will take place, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 at West Bloomfield Middle School, 6000 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Twp. The event starts with a short program, with keynote speaker, Jay B. Marks, followed by the walk along Orchard Lake Road, non-perishable food drive, free and registration is not needed.

United We Walk - West Bloomfield School District: Portrait of a Graduate (wbsd.org)


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