And now we begin the discussion of Interfaith. The following
are some ideas about Interfaith. What is Interfaith to you?
The concept of Interfaith presents a vision based on a knowing
that beneath all our apparent differences, people are much the
same the world over. All people want to be happy, safe, and live
fulfilling lives. The rich diversity of cultures of every time
and place has provided us with traditions and belief systems
which have supported and inspired humankind to express in many
ways, the universal truth of Love.
When we can understand others’ perspectives and beliefs, we
will more easily acknowledge and recognize their motivations
and actions. With increased mutual understanding our common humanity
An Interfaith vision places emphasis on the universal principles
taught in all traditions, such as belief in a greater reality,
a respect for the gift of life, and that one should treat others
the way one would like to be treated. In focusing on the principles
we hold in common, it becomes possible to appreciate cultures
and belief systems not our own.
Life has given us many ways in which to experience Divine Presence.
The Interfaith Circle joyfully celebrates the diversity, beauty
and depth of all faith traditions.