Breaking Bread and Building Bridges in Farmington Hills

For more than a decade, the Farmington Area Interfaith Association (FAIA) has been dedicated to promoting dialogue, fellowship, and mutual respect among different faiths residing in the Farmington area community. By bringing together local houses of worship and community partners, the FAIA creates opportunities for individuals to learn about different traditions and values while fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose.

The FAIA holds regular meetings and visits to different houses of worship, which are facilitated to support the organization’s vision of creating a faith community that lives by spiritual values. Attendees have the chance to engage in meaningful conversations and gain a deeper understanding of different faiths, strengthening bonds within the Farmington Hills community.

Leading the FAIA is a diverse Steering Committee consisting of Carol Weintraub Fogel of Adat Shalom, Abizer Rasheed of the Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit, and Darcy Scott of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Together, they work to ensure that the FAIA’s mission is upheld and that the organization continues to thrive through exposure to different faiths.

Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit Host FAIA Luncheon

Recently, on March 2nd, the Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit hosted the monthly FAIA luncheon at al-Masjid al-Burhani in Farmington Hills. Over 30 people attended the event, including representatives from local institutions, houses of worship, schools, city offices, and the police department. The luncheon provided an opportunity for guests to connect with each other while learning more about upcoming community activities.

After the luncheon, attendees including the assistant city manager, were given a tour of the Masjid by the Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit. The tour allowed guests to see firsthand the beauty and significance of the Masjid, further enhancing their understanding of the Dawoodi Bohra faith.

The Chief of Police, Jeff King shared that “the Farmington Hills Police Department and I are committed to strengthening the great relationship we share with our community. Connection and friendships made as part of our participation in the FAIA, have been extremely beneficial both personally and professionally. In addition to strengthening and connecting on a faith level, the FAIA provides amazing friendship, discussion, and educational opportunities that surpass religious boundaries.”

The Farmington Area Interfaith Association continues to provide valuable opportunities for individuals to learn from and engage with different faiths in their community. By building bridges of understanding and respect, the FAIA strives to create unity within the local Farmington area community to which the Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit are proud to belong.

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