Our metropolitan Detroit community is enriched by its many religious values and practices. Religious belief and expression are the most dynamic influences in our culture. The InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit brings people of many faiths together to work toward a harmonious community based on our highest and best values. We teach understanding which leads to deep respectful relationships among individuals and congregations of different faiths as well as those who do not have a religious affiliation. We advocate for resilience in the face of misunderstanding and bigotry.
The InterFaith Leadership Council’s roots are with Interfaith Partners, a group of clergy and lay people who came together after the 9/11 attack in 2001 to express solidarity and plan a joint prayer service. In 2009 the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit was incorporated as a nonprofit organization to nurture interfaith connection, conciliation and education.