Metro-East Interfaith Partnership began after 9/11 when a Catholic woman slipped a note under the door of the local mosque in Belleville-Swansea starting her concerns about the misconceptions being spread about Islam. The note opened the door for open and honest dialogue and in an effort to build bridges of trust, understanding and respect for the various religions and faiths in our Illinois metro-east communities.
We partner with the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows (Belleville, Illinois), Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, as well as support the Center for Sustainable Living at SIUE.
Steering Committee: The Metro-East Interfaith Partnership Steering Committee meets on the second Monday of every other month to develop programs and events and select books for discussion.
The Metro-East Interfaith Partnership is its own 501(c)(3) that operates in collaboration with Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis. Their web presence can be found here.
Spring 2015 Book Study: “The Color of Water” by James McBride
Everyone is welcome to join Metro-East Interfaith Partnership in this discussion. The book can be ordered through Amazon in paperback. There are two choices for discussion groups:
- Wednesday Afternoon: at Crossroads Christian Church (2415 N. 89th St, Caseyville, IL). Meeting March 4, 11, 18 and 25th from 2:30pm to 4pm. Moderated by Father Carroll Miziko.
- Thursday Evening: at the Forbes INsurance Office (9805 Foley Dr, Belleville, IL). Meeting March 5, 12, 19 and 26th from 7pm to 8:30pm. Moderated by Lana Gilbert.