The Tri-Faith Initiative is made up of three Abrahamic faith groups who have chosen to be in relationship together as neighbors on one campus, committed to practicing respect, acceptance and trust. Our three members are of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faiths: Temple Israel, Countryside Community Church (UCC), and The American Muslim Institute (formerly the American Institute of Islamic Studies and Culture).
We believe that we are being led together by our God and that we are all called to be a blessing to each other and our community. As far as we know, our shared commons is the only undertaking of its kind. But it’s a big world out there; we celebrate, support, and join in the flow of interfaith work that is practiced all around the globe.
We, the members of the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — impelled by visions of human harmony, wish to share our grand and mutual heritage, that is, the belief in, and worship of, One Almighty God.
Our vision is to build bridges of respect, acceptance, and trust. We strive to challenge stereotypes, to learn from each other, and to counter the influence of fear and misunderstanding.
Get inspired by a short video about our project.
This video was produced for the Tent Event in 2010 and reflects the
initial dream of the effort.
– Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, AMI president