Q. 1. What does the word "interfaith" mean?
A. 1. The word "interfaith" is frequently combined with the word "dialogue" to promote "interfaith dialogue." In such a case, the term interfaith dialogue refers to cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions (i.e., "faiths") and/or spiritual or humanistic beliefs, at both the individual and institutional levels. It is distinct from syncretism or alternative religion, in that dialogue often involves promoting understanding between different religions or beliefs to increase acceptance of others, rather than to synthesize new beliefs.