Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento

Working to build greater acceptance and cooperation among all faiths and their people.
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Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento (ICGS) encourages education and collaboration among people of all faiths to ensure peace and unity.
Traditions
Islam
Sub-Traditions
Sunni
Number of Members
20
Region
Sub-Region
United States
Location
Elk Grove, CA, United States of America
Joined URI Network

The Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento began officially as the Sacramento Federation of Churches in 1911. Originally, it was a conglomeration of many Christian churches in the Sacramento religious community. It focused on building relationships and connections with the Christian community and providing Christians with a common voice. In 1978, the organization changed its name to the Interfaith Service Bureau (ISB). Its purpose was to foster to the greater Sacramento area and recognize that the entire religious faith community needs to work together in fostering greater understanding and respect among different faiths and in addressing human needs in the community. The Interfaith Service Bureau shares worship experiences, educates the community on different faiths, and focuses on addressing human needs in Sacramento. Over the Interfaith Service Bureau’s long history, they have published many printed materials including magazines, articles, and newspaper columns. They have been a leader in community outreach programs and clubs. The Interfaith Service Bureau changed its name to the Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento in 2011. Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento (ICGS) is focused in fostering unity among the community’s diverse religions, protecting the rights of religious minorities, fighting prejudice and fear with education, and supporting those who may benefit from the aid of the religious community. The Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento serves greater Sacramento by recognizing that the entire faith community can work together to foster greater understanding and respect among people of different faiths, and to discover that together we can all make a difference in the areas where we share common ground and purpose.

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