in·​ter·​re·​li·​gious ˌin-tər-ri-ˈli-jəs How to pronounce interreligious (audio)
variants or less commonly inter-religious
: of, occurring between, or existing between members of two or more religions
interreligious marriages
an interreligious community

Examples of interreligious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Born in February 1991, the princess holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy as well as a master's degree in interreligious studies from the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College. Peter Mikelbank, Peoplemag, 18 Dec. 2023 For decades, her clinical practice focused on mixed couples — interracial, intercultural, interreligious — and couples in cultural transition. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, 26 Mar. 2023 Francis traveled to the ruins of Ur in southern Iraq on Saturday to reinforce his message of interreligious tolerance and fraternity during the first-ever papal visit to Iraq, a country riven by religious and ethnic divisions. Chron, 6 Mar. 2021 Last month, the jewelry brand Tanishq was forced to withdraw an advertisement built around a touching scene of interreligious harmony at a baby shower. Joanna Slater, Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2020 Throughout his four-day visit, Francis has delivered a message of interreligious tolerance to Muslim leaders, including in a historic meeting Saturday with Iraq’s top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. Nicole Winfield and Samya Kullab, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Mar. 2021 Parts of the Mesopotamian site of Ur, where Francis will hold an interreligious prayer service Saturday, have been renovated, in a marked departure from the years of chronic underfunding that have left authorities unable to repair preexisting damage. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2021 Also, new laws were passed to make interreligious marriages more difficult. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 31 Mar. 2023 Shamseer Ibrahim, a 36-year-old Muslim activist, said that state endorsement of anti-Muslim violence was damaging the democratic and secular values of India, whose long history of interreligious co-existence has been punctuated by bloody outbreaks of strife. Yashraj Sharma, NBC News, 22 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interreligious was in 1847

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“Interreligious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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