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Definition of interfaith

: involving persons of different religious faiths

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Supporters point to Gulen's ethos of interfaith dialogue and access to free education. Motez Bishara, CNN, "A fierce critic of Turkey, Enes Kanter has more than just losing the NBA season on his mind," 2 Apr. 2020 Today, the suburb — home to a third of the county’s 300,000 residents — is renowned for its ethnic diversity, interracial marriages, interfaith centers and high-achieving schools. Jessica Contrera, Washington Post, "A black principal, four white teens and the ‘senior prank’ that became a hate crime," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of interfaith

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Interfaith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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: involving people of different religions

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