interfaith

adjective

in·​ter·​faith ˌin-tər-ˈfāth How to pronounce interfaith (audio)
: involving persons of different religious faiths

Examples of interfaith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although the sun shone brightly on an interfaith prayer circle outside the Arizona Capitol, Senate Bill 1070 cast a long shadow. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 27 Feb. 2024 On Friday, there was an interfaith prayer breakfast at Nazarene Baptist Church that featured two members of Congress who are Hindu, U.S. Rep. Shri Thanedar, D-Detroit, and U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-California, and Baptist pastors, including Pastor Kevin Harris of Nazarene. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, 26 Feb. 2024 Her mysterious death left Detroit area Jewish and interfaith communities shocked and in search of answers for weeks before Jackson-Bolanos was charged Dec. 13. Detroit Free Press, 24 Jan. 2024 As a result, people bared their souls in a cathartic, interfaith conversation that kept them coming back for a second event Nov. 15, held at the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore on North Avenue. Maya Lora, Baltimore Sun, 23 Jan. 2024 While Wise was concerned about building the institutions of the Jewish community, Lilienthal worked with politicians, secular leaders and interfaith leaders. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 21 Jan. 2024 The event master of ceremonies was Ron Williams, the event chair of the MLK celebration committee who introduced a selection of interfaith community leaders to present a prayer from each of them. The Arizona Republic, 14 Jan. 2024 Sharif gave lectures at local high schools, attended rallies on climate change and police brutality, participated in interfaith events for murder victims, and went out into the streets to implore gang members to turn their lives around. Rich Schapiro, NBC News, 14 Jan. 2024 The Schwartzes, who live in Atlanta, visited Israel in March on a trip sponsored by Honeymoon Israel, a group that specializes in tours of the country for interfaith couples. Emma Goldberg, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interfaith was in 1932

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“Interfaith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interfaith. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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