interfaith

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

Definition of interfaith

: involving persons of different religious faiths

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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, 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

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First Known Use of interfaith

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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