Definitions for interfaithˈɪn tərˈfeɪθ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
occurring between or involving persons belonging to different religions.
Origin of interfaith:
involving persons of different religious faiths
"an interfaith marriage"; "interfaith good will"
Involving members of different religions.
The interfaith service had Jews, Roman Catholics and Lutherans all in attendance.
The term interfaith dialogue refers to cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions and/or spiritual or humanistic beliefs, at both the individual and institutional levels. It is distinct from syncretism or alternative religion, in that dialogue often involves promoting understanding between different religions to increase acceptance of others, rather than to synthesize new beliefs. Some also use the term interpath dialogue to be more inclusive of atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other non-religious people, and to be more accurate concerning many world religions that do not place the same emphasis on "faith" as some Western religions. Throughout the world there are local, regional, national and international interfaith initiatives; many are formally or informally linked and constitute larger networks or federations. The often quoted "There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions" was formulated by Dr Hans Küng, a Professor of Ecumenical Theology and President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic. The United States Institute of Peace published works on interfaith dialogue and peacebuilding including a Special Report on Evaluating Interfaith Dialogue Interfaith dialogue forms a major role in the study of religion and peacebuilding.
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