interfaith

adjective
in·​ter·​faith | \ˌin-tər-ˈfāth \

Definition of interfaith 

: involving persons of different religious faiths

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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, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Puerto Ricans at risk of homelessness demand Gov. Rick Scott's help," 22 June 2018 Bahrain late last year sent an interfaith delegation including Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and Jews to Israel, in what was perceived as testing the waters for what might happen if the nation were to recognize Israel. Washington Post, "Netanyahu’s dinner diplomacy with a UAE envoy," 14 May 2018 Bahrain late last year sent an interfaith delegation including Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and Jews to Israel, in what was perceived as testing the waters for what might happen if the nation were to recognize Israel. Josh Lederman, The Seattle Times, "Dinner diplomacy: Netanyahu’s unusual run-in with UAE envoy," 12 May 2018 In July, five members of an interfaith delegation were kept off their Lufthansa flight to Israel from Dulles International Airport. David M. Halbfinger, New York Times, "Boycott Drive Put Israel on a Blacklist. Now Israel Has One of Its Own.," 7 Jan. 2018 But one interfaith couple’s determination to carry on with normal life highlights a tradition the city was known for long before, and which still persists: its tolerance. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "In a Nigerian melting pot, living – and loving – despite Boko Haram," 22 May 2018 The council took shape in 2016; Mr. Bergman believes a key factor was that numerous corporate executives overcame wariness about engaging in such an interfaith effort. Jeff Karoub And David Crary, The Christian Science Monitor, "American Muslims and Jews band together in the face of Mideast turmoil," 15 May 2018 Minnesota’s interfaith community is standing in solidarity with a Rochester mosque after reports that the Islamic center was vandalized with bacon over the weekend. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Five times Anthony Kennedy was the fifth vote shows the significance of his retirement," 28 June 2018 Zed already has visited legislative chambers in more than a dozen states, but his arrival in Oklahoma comes as Republican House leaders have faced pointed criticism from the interfaith community over a lack of diversity. Sean Murphy, Fox News, "Nevada leader to give first Hindu prayer in Oklahoma Senate," 28 Apr. 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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interfaith

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of interfaith

: involving people of different religions

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