Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls of St. Louis
Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis is a collaborative organization open to members of all faiths in the St. Louis metropolitan area. It provides a timely voice and visible presence of the religious community in the metropolitan area; brings together people of faith for dialogue, celebration, service, pursuit of social justice and increased understanding of one another.
Our Lady of the Snows Shrine
Located just 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the Shrine provides an atmosphere where guests of all faiths have the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God and one another. The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois, is one of the largest outdoor Shrines in North America. See their list of upcoming events, such as Partnership for Peace that has hosted such speakers as Arun Gandhi and the author of the best-selling book The Shack.
McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois has integrated education about interfaith relations through classes, a student interfaith group, and Global Awareness Week.
Gateway to Peace Museum
This traveling peace museum visits schools in the St. Louis and Metro-east area to spread the message of peace. The organization believes that positive social change can be achieved by teaching children peacemaking skills at a young age, thus preparing the next generation to speak out against a culture of war and violence. As Mahatma Gandhi taught us, "If we wish to see real peace in the world, we will have to begin with the children."
Carbondale Interfaith Council
The purpose of the Carbondale Interfaith Council is to make God’s love visible in our community by fostering interfaith cooperation, sharing religious experiences, engaging in service, discovering unity while respecting our differences, and speaking with courage and strength for justice. The Council hosts the annual Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialogue.
Center for Spirituality & Sustainability
The Center for Spirituality & Sustainability at SIUE is home for the campus ministries of several religious denominations who are dedicated to keeping religious faith and experience in dialogue with higher education. The center is also working to bring "green" practices into the building and educational programs about sustainability to the SIUE campus and local communities. The center's staff seeks to promote faith sharing among all those on campus who are attempting to integrate a relationship with a Higher Power and their daily life. Through this blending of several long-standing religious traditions, the staff hopes an inter- faith community will develop to encourage, inspire and challenge all participants, as well as anyone at SIUE who is asking questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life.
Interfaith Youth Core
The big idea for IFYC came to our leading founder Eboo Patel in 1998 when he was at an interfaith conference at Stanford University. He and a small group of his peers realized they were the only young people at the conference, and they started asking each other two questions. Why do so many stories about religion these days feature young people fighting in the name of God? Why isn’t there a huge movement of young people from different faiths working together to apply the core value of all faiths – service to others? The answer came to them in a moment of inspiration: build an interfaith youth movement using service as the bridge.