Source: Hartford Courant
On December 1, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Members of nine religious faiths will discuss what their beliefs mean to them during a conference Sunday at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. 'It's an occasion to help the community learn more about the nine religions that make up the religious base of Connecticut,' said Jane Smith, chairwoman of the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding. The conference, called 'Conversations with Our Neighbors of Other Religions: How Faith Shapes Our Lives,' is the first of its type that the council has sponsored. The program is intended to create an open dialogue among people about their faith and its impact on their lives, Smith said. Participants will represent Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Unitarian, Buddhist, Bahai, Jain, Hindu and Sikh faiths in workshops ranging from interfaith marriage to religion and politics... The conference... is also sponsored by Hartford Seminary."