The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee is a non-profit organization through which the regional leaders and adherents of 13 member denominations and faiths dialogue to build relationships, conduct educational programs to foster public understanding and tolerance, and work together to address social issues affecting the quality of life for everyone.
Member faiths include Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian Universalist and Quaker. Through the Milwaukee Association for Interfaith Relations, a program of the Conference, we also work closely with Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists and Baha’is.
The Conference enables the religious community to work together in upholding “the dignity of every person and the solidarity of the human community,” as our mission statement calls on us to do. We are directed by a Cabinet of representatives from each of our thirteen member judicatories, representing approximately 500 congregations in the greater Milwaukee area.
The Interfaith Conference provides and creates opportunities for people from different backgrounds to dialogue, build relationships, increase understanding, and work together to create a stronger community. Everyone has a place at our table. Working together through an inter-religious organization such as the Conference does not mean that people from different faith traditions must water- down their beliefs or otherwise compromise who they are as people of faith. Quite the contrary. We invite everyone to work with us, fully representing who they are and what they believe.
Since our founding in 1970, The Interfaith Conference has addressed such issues as poverty, hunger, homelessness, racism, health care, interfaith dialogue, education, global peace issues, international development, employment, crime and the criminal justice system, the environment, alcohol & drugs and our growing aging population.