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.
Intentionally co-locating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim houses of worship to promote dialogue, transcend differences, foster acceptance, and build bridges of respect and trust.
Create an environment that will cultivate interfaith cooperation, enhance human harmony, live a mutual heritage of belief, and worship One Almighty and loving God.
ENGAGEMENT – We celebrate and foster multi-faith dialogue and relationships
VISIONARY – We will imagine and work for peace, justice, hope and friendship
COMMITMENT – We strive for innovation in collaboration, research and scholarship
OPEN-MINDED – We are an agent for change to transcend differences
RESPECTFUL – We act with courage of conviction
LEADERSHIP – We are a source of inspiration and an international leader for interfaith relations
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