Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between ”multifaith” and ”interfaith”?
When these terms are used to describe people of one religion/faith tradition/spiritual orientation in dialogue with people from a different tradition, the terms are probably interchangeable. The term ”interfaith”, however, is sometimes used to describe an approach which consciously merges traditions or spiritual practices, focussing on the great truths common among of the various systems of belief.
We have chosen the term ”multifaith” for our association because we take the approach that we are each grounded in our own various spiritual teachings, but from that point of difference engage in respectful dialogue with others. Thus we seek not necessarily to change either our beliefs or those of others, but we believe through being familiar with others we bring a little more peace and understanding into the world.