in·ter·faith | \ ˌin-tər-ˈfāth \

Definition of interfaith 

: involving persons of different religious faiths

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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 In contrast to social conservatives, many of whom declined to comment on the travel ban ruling, other religious and interfaith leaders strongly denounced the travel ban ruling, some already protesting together in front of the Supreme Court. New York Times, "Abortion and Travel Ban Rulings Are Victory for G.O.P. Tactics on Gorsuch," 26 June 2018 That effort had been combined with efforts at interfaith outreach by Saudi leaders in the past few months — to Christians and Jews, as well as Saudi Arabia’s marginalized Shiite Muslims, who are considered heretics by hard-line Sunnis. Kareem Fahim, Washington Post, "Saudi Arabia’s once-powerful conservatives silenced by reforms and repression," 5 June 2018 The council took shape in 2016; Bergman believes a key factor was that numerous corporate executives overcame wariness about engaging in such an interfaith effort. Jeff Karoub And David Crary, Houston Chronicle, "Middle East violence spurs American Jews and Muslims to build trust," 19 May 2018 Always interested in religion and a longtime member of St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church in Glencoe, Warren subsequently joined the Quaker community and was part of an interfaith study group in Deerfield, her daughter said. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Betsy Warren, former Glencoe village president, dies at 90," 19 May 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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: involving people of different religions

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