in·​ter·​faith | \ ˌin-tər-ˈfāth How to pronounce interfaith (audio) \

Definition of interfaith

: involving persons of different religious faiths

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Knox’s Director of Youth Ministries David Annett serves as board president of the interfaith network. Laura A. Hobson,, "Interfaith Hospitality Network: A circle of community concern," 17 June 2018 Sister Joyce Cox, who directs the archdiocese’s ecumenical and interfaith efforts and who served as the archdiocese’s first female vice chancellor under Archbishop Hunthausen, disputes that interpretation. Janet I. Tu, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Archbishop Emeritus Raymond Hunthausen dies at 96," 23 July 2018 Tauran, who was born in Bordeaux, served in various Vatican embassies before being named chief Vatican archivist, foreign minister and then prefect of the Vatican office of interfaith relations. Nicole Winfield, Fox News, "Cardinal Tauran, who announced pope's election, dies at 75," 6 July 2018 Eventually Mondor started a yearly interfaith prayer service on the sand with a rabbi and other religious leaders. Washington Post, "‘Surfing Padre,’ known for blessing California waves, dies," 27 Apr. 2018 Later tonight, another interfaith gathering condemning the flyers will be held at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "'Punish a Muslim Day' blasted by metro Detroit religious and political leaders," 3 Apr. 2018 Why are interfaith opportunities like this more of a niche attraction for religious liberals? Gordon Mehler, WSJ, "Common Ground for a Wiccan and a Rabbi?," 1 Nov. 2018 In addition to the vigil held at Sixth Presbyterian, interfaith services are being held across the country in the coming days. Jennifer Hijazi, Vox, "After Pittsburgh, the interfaith response sends message of solidarity across the religious divide," 28 Oct. 2018 Speakers at Friday’s rally included advocates from different organizations like Mi Familia Vota, an organization that aims to increase voter engagement, and Faith in Florida, a statewide interfaith nonprofit. Maria Elena Vizcaino,, "Puerto Ricans at risk of homelessness demand Gov. Rick Scott's help," 22 June 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of interfaith

: involving people of different religions

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