Tri-Faith Initiative is a unique and ambitious project in the field of interfaith relations in design, scale, and scope. It brings together into permanent residency a synagogue, church, mosque, and interfaith center on one 38-acre campus in the middle of America’s heartland. By its very model it challenges people of faith and goodwill to be conscious and proactive about the assets of faith in civil life in a religiously pluralistic society. Tri-Faith Initiative aims to create a more inclusive culture in which religious pluralism is socially normative.

Tri-Faith Initiative is made up of three Abrahamic faith groups who have chosen to be in relationship together as neighbors on one campus, committed to practicing respect, acceptance and trust. Our three members are of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faiths: Temple Israel, Countryside Community Church (UCC), and The American Muslim Institute.

What Is Tri-Faith?

Our Mission

Inspired by the faith of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim congregations, Tri-Faith Initiative cultivates inclusive environments to advance interfaith relationships and understanding.

Our Vision
We imagine and work for a world in which religious differences are seen as an asset and strength to be celebrated, where people realize the ability to overcome fear and stereotypes and embrace one another.

Core Values

We are committed to transforming lives through fostering empathy and understanding.
We are guided by today’s leading research and scholarship and continuously assess our performance and impact.
We are an agent for change in transcending differences and engaging all persons without regard to faith or status.
We believe it is important to purposefully nurture both humor and joy in our togetherness.
We are deeply passionate about understanding ourselves and our neighbors better and embodying that through permanent residency together on a shared campus.

We celebrate and foster interfaith relationships, dialogue, and action in our communities.


We act with courage and conviction from our respective faiths while we strive for generous hospitality to be our salient trademark.


We hold space for a purpose and meaning to our lives that is greater than ourselves and expressed in our respective faiths.


We act with hope and faith as we work together for justice and peace in our world.


We strive to be known as an innovative international leader in interfaith relations.

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