October 15, 2023

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Interfaith Leadership Breakfast

Join us for an Interfaith Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, October 19th at the St. John Armenian Church in Southfield.

Proudly Sponsored by Gift of Life Michigan and InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with fellow interfaith leaders, gain valuable insights on resilience, and explore the vital link between mental health and faith.

Keynote speaker:

Dr. Velda Love

Guest Panel Discussion:

Cassandra Phipps

Shama Mehta

Rabbi Dorit Edut

Join Us for a Uniting Experience at an Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration!

We invite you to our Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration, where people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and faiths come together to celebrate the spirit of gratitude and unity.


November 15th, 2023


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


St. Faustina Parish, 14025 Twelve Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48088

Light refreshments will be provided.

IFLC Hosts Detroit's Sacred Spaces Bus Tour

On this enriching journey through the heart of Detroit, we experienced the richness of faith and history within our city. Our Detroit's Sacred Spaces Bus Tour took us on a captivating exploration of three remarkable places of worship: First Congregational Detroit, Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, and Bethel A.M.E.

First Congregational Detroit

Embracing Diversity and Tradition

The First Congregational Church of Detroit stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of unity and inclusion. This historic house of worship, founded in 1844, has a long-standing tradition of welcoming all who seek solace and community. We discovered the church's stunning Gothic Revival architecture, learned about its role in the Underground Railroad, and appreciated firsthand its dedication to social justice throughout the years. The tour of First Congregational showcased the remarkable intersection of faith, social justice, and the city's history.

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue

Preserving the Jewish Heritage

Our next stop on the tour was the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, a symbol of resilience and cultural preservation. As the last remaining freestanding synagogue in downtown Detroit, it has been a focal point of Jewish community life for nearly a century. Here, we explored the rich traditions and cultural heritage of Detroit's Jewish community, discovered the synagogue's ongoing commitment to community engagement and revitalization, and had the opportunity to engage in insightful discussions about the importance of preserving cultural legacies.

Bethel A.M.E.

Empowerment Through Faith and Community

Our final destination was the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a beacon of hope, empowerment, and community in Detroit. Founded in 1836, Bethel A.M.E. is a vital institution in the city, with a history deeply intertwined with the African American experience. On this last part of the tour, we gained an understanding of the church's role in the civil rights movement, its dedication to social justice, and its enduring commitment to uplifting the community through faith and service.

Throughout our historical tour, we not only learned about the architectural and historical significance of these sacred spaces but also were inspired by the stories of resilience, unity, and shared purpose that bind these faith communities together.

Our hope is that this journey fostered a deeper understanding of the religious diversity that makes Detroit a vibrant and incredible city. All in attendance enjoyed celebrating the rich traditions, shared values, and the remarkable history that unites faith communities and contributes to the mix of Detroit's cultural and spiritual landscape.

Religious Diversity Journeys Returns for the 2023-2024 School Year

Religious Diversity Journeys is returning to its second year of in-person programming since the pandemic. This year, we are welcoming nearly 500 students from over 15 schools across metro Detroit.

Religious Diversity Journeys curricula takes students into the world of spiritual exploration. This transformative program brings students on captivating Journeys through the many aspects of diverse world religions and cultural traditions. Through immersive first-person learning, participants gain invaluable insights into the beliefs and practices of five distinct faith traditions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism.

Religious Diversity Journeys provides a unique opportunity for students to step inside the sacred spaces of these faith communities, fostering a deep understanding and appreciation for their rich histories and unique cultures. With visits to five different houses of worship and a culturally enriching journey, participants immerse themselves in the heart of religious diversity, understanding, and respect.

Explore Religious Diversity Journeys further by visiting our newly transformed website: Religious Diversity Journeys – InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit (detroitinterfaithcouncil.com)

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InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit |  P.O. Box 252271, West Bloomfield, MI 48325

Phone: 313.338.9777 |  Email: detroit.interfaith.council@gmail.com

Website: www.detroitinterfaithcouncil.com