Our Shared Values

  • Every human has innate value and deserves to be treated justly and with dignity and respect.
  • We all have the right to pursue our own spiritual path.
  • Seeking to live out one’s spiritual values benefits the community as well as the individual.
  • Every faith tradition has insights and emphases that can be of benefit to us all, leading to deeper understandings, a greater appreciation for one another and a more peaceful coexistence.
  • Ultimate Reality is dramatically bigger and greater than any of our human descriptions are capable of portraying.
  • Every faith tradition has “saintly” adherents whose lives impressively reflect the ideals of the faith, as well as adherents whose lives are anything but a tribute to the faith.
  • Individually and collectively we all fall short of the highest ideals of our respective faith traditions.
  • The credibility of religion in general is enhanced when diverse faith communities can work together respectfully and unitedly for peace, harmony and the betterment of the larger community.
  • People of faith should be committed to the well-being of the greater community, be it local, regional, national or global.
  • The Interfaith Council is a venue for deeper understandings, friendship development and cooperative action; it is not for proselytizing or party-politics activism.