March 11, 2023
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The Annual World Sabbath of Religious Reconciliation Returns to In-Person for 2023
Join us Sunday, March 19th, 2023
Temple Israel in West Bloomfield
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
This event is open to the public of all ages, faiths, and religions.

The mission of the World Sabbath is to teach our diverse population in Metro Detroit that the work of building a community of justice, equality, respect, and peace is a calling that we all share – all of us, no matter what our faith tradition might be. But most important is the fact we are impacting our children, our teens, and our young adults. Plan to join us for an interfaith experience of music, dance, and prayer.

Raman Sigh, Executive Director of The InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit, is being honored with the 2023 World Sabbath Peacemaker Award.

Religious Diversity Journeys Explores the
Detroit Institute of Arts
Last month, Religious Diversity Journeys gathered at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The Detroit Institute of Arts connects students to art with programs, resources, and a diverse collection—among the top six in the nation with over 65,000 works.

The Detroit Institute of Arts is more than a museum, it’s a classroom. This experience served as a critical resource to build connections between the world’s history and today’s educational outcomes, helping students find personal meaning in art and connect on a deeper level.

Students learned about Religious Themes in Art. As the students toured, they explored exhibits that included Islamic, African, Indian and South Asian, African American, European, and Greek histories.

As the Journey concluded, students were deeply engaged in the culturally educating experience.
Upcoming Events in
Metro Detroit  
Exploring Albert Kahn's magnificent Temple Beth El (1922) as a pathway to understanding how our Houses of Worship can serve the evolving needs of our communities.
Featuring Dr. Samuel D. Gruber
Thursday, March 23, 2023 (7:00 pm)
**This year's event will be held at the previous Temple Beth El building - the Bethel Community Transformation Center, located at 8801 Woodward Ave, Detroit, 48202**
Dr. Gruber is perhaps America's foremost authority on synagogue architecture, and a sought-after expert on religious and cultural heritage preservation. One hundred years ago, when Albert Kahn designed Temple Beth El, religious buildings in the Detroit area were responding to a world of growing industrialization, expanding travel realities, and fears about social order after WWI. Just like today, when people turn to their religious communities as a source of hope and determination, the structures we sit in offer an intentional framework that can both contribute to and limit the nature of our sacred relationships. This year's Glazer Institute will include vibrant learning, as well as interactive conversation about evolving interfaith engagement in our city.
Celebrating Diversity
Religious Holidays This Month
InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit | P.O. Box 252271, West Bloomfield, MI 48325
Phone: 313.338.9777 Email contact: [email protected]