InterFaith Conference Assembly:
As some of you know, I am a representative of the Archdiocese of Washington to the InterFaith Conference Assembly. I have been going to the thrice yearly meetings for many year. IFC is an Affiliate of the Consortium.
The discussion yesterday on: “How much encouragement do I find in my faith to respect the faith of others? What limits does my faith set on the respect that I can accord to other faiths?”
The discussion of these questions by representatives of the Bahai and Muslim communities was very enlightening. Particularly important to me was the fact that they contend that a person must make an adult decision to be a person of faith. They see no substitute. A faith tradition needs to be actively embraced.