Our History as an Interfaith Council

In 1854 a group of Protestant Ministers and laity began meeting to address the incorporation of the Town of Putnam. Despite their diverse backgrounds and faith traditions they had a common cause, "to promote holiness". In response, they sponsored a pilgrimage from house of worship to house of worship, praying at each, asking that God be present and that holiness come alive in the town.

That humble act was the seed of the current Putnam Interfaith Council. Over the years membership has grown to include the Catholic Churches, the Jewish Congregation, Native American traditions, and, recently, the Baha'i Faith, thus constituting one of the first true Interfaith Councils in Connecticut.