The InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit is a civic organization of lay and clerical people whose shared highest and best values compel us to work towards a thriving community.
The Board of Directors of the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan pledges to openly oppose all acts of hatred through continuous public commentary, youth and adult education, and community engagement around shared values.
At this time, we express our solidarity with the Jewish community. We condemn all threats to their safety and well-being. We share their justifiable outrage. The current climate of rampant bigotry is entirely unacceptable.
We will promote understanding and respect for all. Nothing else is acceptable.
Rev. Stancy Adams, Chair
Greg Geiger, President
On January 16, 2023, The Henry Ford Museum welcomed the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit to host “Lift Every Voice” in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr Day. The event consisted of interactive workshops and activities for all ages with a focus of building belonging across differences in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's vision of a "beloved community".
We were honored to welcome our friends of all ages and excited to see the space full and alive throughout the day, with 300+ children completing hands-on activities that included a craft and a treasure hunt within the museum. Teen and adult visitors used their voices to tell us what belonging looks like to them. We loved the chance to hear and learn from our community in this journey of building belonging!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bridging to Belonging
We each hold personal and social values that inform the ways we live. Our Community Values Project brings together members of diverse backgrounds to engage in respectful dialogue around the values we hold.
Programs and events
Along with our partner organizations, the InterFaith Leadership Council hosts frequent educational programs and special events. We are currently offering a mix of both in-person and virtual events. The public is invited and most activities are free.
Religious Diversity Journeys
Our longest-standing program brings 7th graders from Metro Detroit area schools to visit houses of worship. Students learn about five major religions, share some of their traditions, and learn to build bridges of understanding in their community.
FAith and works Podcast
Our podcast, Detroit Faith and Works, expores the role of religion in America today. Each episode features a panel of local religious leaders and members of the InterFaith Leadership Council community.