Interfaith Week Promotes Harmony, Understanding

January 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Deseret News,5143,705281465,00.html

Commemorating the Olympic Spirit every February, Interfaith Week in Utah returns Feb. 1-8 for its seventh year, renewing a vision of religious, intercultural and global goodwill.

It is sponsored by the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable (founded in 1999 for the 2002 Olympics).

Interfaith Week is the group's annual signature event.

"Our mission is to promote love, harmony and understanding among people of all faith traditions, cultures and belief systems," said Brian Farr, chairman of the Roundtable. "We hope Interfaith Week moves us all closer to that goal."

A flood of faith-related events fills Interfaith Week, spilling into the week before and after, with topics ranging from Buddhist film, Utah Jewish history, student spirituality, religious art, folk music, Muslim prayer, African-American spirituals, conflict resolution, global peace, Turkish dessert, mythic imagination, neo-Pagan meditation, architectural tours and interfaith worship.

See also: Interfaith