The Marin Interfaith Council

Celebrate Faith. Advocate Justice. Build Community.

About the Marin Interfaith Council

Learn more about the Marin Interfaith Council

Marin Interfaith Council (MIC) is a respectful collaborative that celebrates faith traditions, advocates justice and builds community. MIC cultivates a community diverse in belief, opinion, and culture. For over thirty years, MIC has enabled congregations, nonprofits and individuals to make Marin a more vibrant and equitable community. MIC cultivates community discussion of values and appreciation of different beliefs through educational and experiential programs for the greater public. MIC fosters a thriving human service sector, maximizing nonprofit impact by connecting them with faith communities. MIC strengthens religious communities and builds respectful relationships between religious communities by providing religious leaders networking and professional development opportunities. MIC’s work in the religious, nonprofit and public spheres aims to make Marin a national model of inclusive community. When we celebrate each other, embracing our profound differences, real change happens.

MIC Celebrates Faith Traditions by engaging the important questions of life. MIC cultivates community discussion of values and appreciation of different beliefs through educational and experiential programs for the public.

For members of the Marin Interfaith Council, meaning in life is deeply tied to promoting justice in our communities and world. At our Religious Leaders’ Gatherings, MIC Advocates Justice by mobilizing congregations, nonprofits, and faith based organizations around issues that affect the community. The Marin Interfaith Council is founded on the belief that diversity of belief and opinion makes our community better. Our programs model constructive dialogue and Build Community between individuals (religious and nonreligious), congregations, and nonprofit organizations.

 

Public Programs

MIC offers a variety of services for the public:

  • Public forums to cultivate community discussion of values
  • Educational events and classes to build understanding and respect for different beliefs and views
  • Interfaith retreats that model engaging different world views
  • Contemplative services to experience different traditions
  • Service projects to put values into action
  • Interfaith youth gatherings to cultivate respect and values among Marin’s youth.

To get information about MIC events, join our email list or contact us at programs@marinifc.org.

 

Programs for Congregations and Nonprofit Organizations

The Marin Interfaith Council are people of action

MIC member congregations and nonprofits make a difference in the community and receive many benefits:

  • Connect with other congregational and nonprofit leaders. Share ideas and support at MIC’s Religious Leaders’ Gatherings and Interfaith Retreats.
  • Make an impact on justice issues. With other MIC members your congregation/organization can make a tangible difference on issues that matter to the community.
  • Share your events on the MIC website and be included in our bi-weekly newsletter.

Together we can do more than we can do alone! Currently MIC has 58 congregational and 18 nonproft/agency members (see the 2015/2016 member list here). Click Here for more information about membership or contact our office at programs@marinifc.org or 415-456-6957.

 

MIC in the News

Marin Voice: 'Come Ye Thankful People, Come' Marin Independent Journal guest op-ed by 2013-14 MIC Board Treasurer Robert A. Rees Marin Voice: Housing needed to promote responsible and eco-friendly planning Marin Independent Journal guest op-ed by 2013-14 MIC Board President Sister Colleen McDermott, Ph.D. and former MIC Executive Director, The Rev. Carol Hovis.