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Interfaith

Fostering Greater Relationships Between Different Faiths

Interfaith is fostering greater relationships between different faiths.

Find out more about Interfaith and what it means.

Meet Interfaith ministers and find out how to become one.

Spirituality &
Interfaith

Interfaith Groups & Organisations

Here you'll find organisations and forums dedicated to better relations between religions. These groups all promote  greater empathy and understanding between different religions.

Interfaith Courses & Classes

Where you'll find learning materials for InterFaith study,
whether you wish to become an InterFaith minister
or merely wish to know more!

Interfaith Ministers

A list of the people at the forefront of the InterFaith movement, including InterFaith ministers

. See the quotes below for examples of famous individuals promoting
improved relations between faiths

Quotes About Interfaith

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Every religion contains, in varying degrees, elements of the soft and the hard. For the sake of world peace, dialogue within religions and among them must strengthen the softer aspects.

Johan Galtung

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As believers we all have an opportunity and moral obligation to recognize our spiritual common ground; to rise above our differences; to combat prejudice and intolerance.

Queen Noor of Jordan

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In the context of interfaith encounter, we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do - not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty.

Rowan Williams

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Interfaith dialogue is a must today, and the first step in establishing it is forgetting the past, ignoring polemical arguments, and giving precedence to common points, which far outnumber polemical ones.

Fethullah Gulen

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It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Kofi Annan

"We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race."

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Peace among religions is a precondition for world peace.

 

But religions, as religions, can never be at peace with each other. To enable religions to be instruments for peace we need to enable, first, religious communities to progress from religion to spirituality. For the world order to be one of peace and justice, for the global village to be a theatre of right livelihood, it is imperative that a new and proactive spiritual vision commensurate to the challenges of the emerging world order be enunciated without delay.

 

The challenge is to make “right livelihood” a universal goal. Recognizing this value in a symbolic way through an award like this is a significant step in the right direction. This is not, however, our journey’s end. We must not rest until right livelihood is within reach of every human being upon this earth we love and cherish. We all have a role to play in achieving this goal.

Swami Agnivesh

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Robert Alan Silverstein

Some of the wars and conflicts of the past and present were fought over land and resources, but many have been over religious differences. In this past century, a global interfaith movement has been growing, helping to raise consciousness about the need for tolerance and understanding between different cultures and religions. This movement has helped highlight the common goals that most religions share, such as the Golden Rule, which is at the heart of nearly all religious traditions. At the same time, many throughout the world are discovering that 'spirituality' -- a deep connection to a greater purpose for humanity -- is an important driving force in their lives, even if they aren't religious.

Interfaith religions connected
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