Our Philosophy

The United States is a nation of great diversity. Our population represents nearly every region and religion of the world. Such differences can erect barriers, stir up prejudice and create social tension. But such differences can also endear and enrich. The Interfaith Council of Central Florida seeks to harness the positive potential.

We do not do this by downplaying our differences and our disagreements. We candidly acknowledge that our great faith traditions explain life’s ultimate realities in radically different terms. We recognize that some of our claims may be mutually exclusive. Thus we agree to disagree. But we seek to do it respectfully, as friends.

Despite our disagreements, we equally recognize that the world’s great religions share a vast array of core values. The Interfaith Council seeks to highlight these shared values and rally the region’s faith groups around causes that are spiritually, morally and socially important to us all.