The Tri-Faith Initiative is led by the following partners:
Temple Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation that strives to bridge tradition and modernity, linking a cherished Jewish history with fresh approaches to spirituality, lifelong Jewish learning and acts of justice.
The congregation was founded in 1871 and nearly 750 families are members today. Temple Israel is the first of the Tri-Faith Initiative partners to build on the commons. The congregation dedicated its new synagogue October of 2013.
Learn more about Temple Israel here.
Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska
The Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska was a founding partner of the Tri-Faith Initiative. In April 2015, the Episcopal Diocese transitioned out of the primary leadership role as Countryside Community Church joined as the Christian partner.
The Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska is an organization of 53 churches located throughout Nebraska, where diverse communities of people gather to encourage and support each other in worshipping Jesus, nurture each other through good times and bad, and reach out in service to the larger world.
The Episcopal Church has been a presence in Nebraska since 1865. The Nebraska Diocese is part of the larger Episcopal Church, which is in turn a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Learn more about the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska here.
Countryside Community Church (UCC)
On April 12, 2015, Countryside Community Church voted to accept the invitation made by the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska to take its place as the Christian partner of the Tri-Faith Initiative.
Countryside Community Church is an inclusive, open and affirming family of faith, welcoming all to God’s table of love and acceptance. Its members are diverse, yet united by Christ’s example, caring for one another, supporting one another and challenging one another to become all that God creates us to be.
The church was founded in Omaha in 1949 and is a part of the United Church of Christ, which is known as the oldest denomination in the United States (going back to the Pilgrims). Countryside Community Church continues with the planning and design process for becoming the Christian presence on the Tri-Faith Commons. Countryside’s worship services are held each Sunday at 9:00 am (classical) and 11:00 am (jazz). All are welcome.
Learn more about Countryside Community Church here.
American Muslim Institute
The American Muslim Institute’s (AMI) mission is to promote a better understanding of Islam in the Western world. The AMI’s educational, religious and social programs are grounded in faith and the core values of Islam: acceptance, compassion, equality, justice and peace.
Founded in Omaha in 2006, the AMI is a local, non-denominational, autonomous nonprofit organization. A mosque on the Tri-Faith Commons will serve as a worship space and Islamic institute for Omaha’s growing Muslim population. Construction began in 2015.
Learn more about the AMI here.