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.
You Helped Us Raise $3,000 Toward a Gannett Grant!
Together, we raised $3,000 as a match required for Gannett's "A Community Thrives" philanthropy program!
Thank you to those who contributed to our goal. We are grateful to belong to such a supportive community.
As we recoil from the vicious hate crime in which ten innocent African Americans were murdered, we commit our communities to uniting to fight ideologies of hatred that threaten all of us and threaten the very fabric of the diversity of the United States of America.
“Is Our Humanity Sacred?"
Robert Bruttell hosts the InterFaith Leadership Council’s 14th podcast in its Faith & Works series. Featured guests include
Rev. Dr. Jimmie Wafer, and Rachel Cannon. Co- chairs of Bridging to Belonging, an IFLC program.
Listen in as we discuss how we are living in a tremendously unsettled world right now. It is a time when we are more likely to treat others as a commodity. Others are seen as being with us or against us; as serving us and our desires or not. We are wary of each other.
In this state of mind, we have made it very difficult to recognize the preciousness of others, and to view humanity as sacred.
The 10th annual Suburban-Urban Interfaith Picnic—presented by the Detroit Interfaith Outreach Network (DION)—was held on Sunday, August 7th at Belle Isle State Park. Over 100 members of our community joined us in celebrating this year’s theme of “Valuing Each Other!”. Attendees enjoyed an interfaith service, games, and refreshments; the first time we have been able to gather in-person since 2019.
We look forward to another successful event next year!
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.