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Definition of interfaith

: involving persons of different religious faiths

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Recent Examples on the Web Bishop Dwayne Royster, interim executive director of interfaith group POWER, told The Philadelphia Inquirer. Khrysgiana Pineda, USA TODAY, "Controversial statue of former Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo removed after George Floyd protests," 3 June 2020 The restaurant has been a hub for interfaith efforts against climate change, and a related art collection was lost to the flames. Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times, "Their Minneapolis Restaurant Burned, but They Back the Protest," 29 May 2020 In response, an interfaith group including the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty immediately put the Governor on notice. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The First Amendment Faithful," 20 May 2020 The program of the interfaith group EquaSion will continue the celebration of faith despite current circumstances. Alex Harrison,, "Heartland: Schools offer 20 seconds of light for class of 2020 as part of #BeTheLightOhio," 12 Apr. 2020 Dabiré, the bishop in Dori, leads an interfaith group trying to repair divisions in the north. David Mckenzie, CNN, "8 million children have been forced out of school by growing violence in west Africa," 28 Jan. 2020 To observe the Rev Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, an interfaith Pittsburgh group traveled to Charleston, S.C.’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where nine African Americans were murdered in 2015 by a white supremacist. Karen Heller, Washington Post, "A club no one wants to join: How Pittsburgh is reaching out to comfort El Paso and Dayton," 8 Aug. 2019 Instead, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will host an interfaith virtual iftar over Zoom at 7:30 p.m. today. oregonlive, "Portland Muslims celebrate Ramadan during a pandemic with virtual iftar," 9 May 2020 There was an Easter sermon to be written, a national interfaith dialogue to be organized, and so on. David Remnick, The New Yorker, "The Reverend Dr. William Barber on Community in the Coronavirus Crisis," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of interfaith

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Interfaith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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: involving people of different religions

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