The InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit Honored Interfaith and Community Leaders at Its 7th Annual Awards Dinner

Three metropolitan Detroit community leaders and a suburban interfaith organization were honored at the InterFaith Leadership Council’s 7th Annual Awards Dinner, held at Bint Jebail Community Center in Dearborn.

Photo caption: Father Shalhoub, Patricia Poppe, Ali Sayed

Religious Diversity Journeys Program Expands Reach

Religious Diversity Journeys has expanded into Macomb and Wayne counties, adding several new schools to this popular immersive interfaith education program. Read about its impact in The Macomb Daily.

Countering Words and Acts of Religious and Racial Prejudice

The InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit condemns the increasing expressions of religious, racial and cultural hatred in our society. A statement was issued condemning recent racist language and acts directed against members of the Denby High School football team.

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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.


Experience an Interfaith Music and Prayer Celebration at the 21st Annual World Sabbath on March 1, 2020. A diverse group of clergy and congregations will participate in this 21st annual event featuring the “Children of Peace” procession.


The InterFaith Leadership Council offers frequent educational programs and special events, usually at area houses of worship. The public is invited and most activities are free. Browse our Calendar of Events to find an event that interests you.

Get Involved

The InterFaith Leadership Council welcomes participation in our educational programs and special interfaith celebrations, as well as on some of our committees. Our enewsletter will keep you informed and sign-up is free.

Religious Diversity Journeys

More than 800 7th graders from 50 tri-county area schools are participating in the 2019-20 Religious Diversity Journeys. Students visit houses of worship where they learn about five of metro Detroit’s religions, share some of their traditions, and make new friends.

Our Upcoming Events

Screening of “Just Mercy”

Screening of “Just Mercy”

AMC Fairlane 21, 18900 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, 18900 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI United States
+ Google Map   To RSVP to this event, which includes a screening of Robert Stevenson's film Just Mercy and then a conversation with The Campaign for Fair sentencing of Youth and Safe & Just Michigan click here. 

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19 February 2020
This is Home

This is Home

Madonna University Kresge Hall, 36600 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia, MI United States
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free   Film followed by a panel discussion: Panelists:  Rev. George Shalhoub, Pastor of the Antiochan Orthodox St. Mary Basilica, Livonia Huda Bakri Madonna University Student Paul Radzilowski, PhD Madonna University Director of Master’s History Program All are welcome. Free and open to the public.   Sponsored by The Detroit Interfaith Leadership Council Madonna University […]

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25 February 2020