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Interfaith Initiative of Santa Brabara CountyInterfaith Initiative of Santa Brabara County
The mission of the Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara County is to welcome, stand with, and celebrate the major faith and spiritual traditions in our community, promoting understanding, respect, and cooperative activities while partnering with ot... Read more
The mission of the Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara County is to welcome, stand with, and celebrate the major faith and spiritual traditions in our community, promoting understanding, respect, and cooperative activities while partnering with other organizations to realize our common values and goals.
Values of IFI
Interfaith Cooperation. In the face of the great divisions among the major religions and their grave local and world-wide ramifications, we will work together to bring an end to religious discrimination and hatred wherever it arises in our communities and educate the public by highlighting our common religious beliefs while appreciating and learning from our differences.
Compassion. Compassion, the core value of all the great religions, provides the foundation for our work of bringing faith groups together and in addressing community issues.
Human Dignity. We join together seeking to promote human dignity and bringing about genuine empowerment, security, and self-determination for every member of our community, irrespective of their religious affiliation.
Courageous Spiritual Leadership. Our faith and spiritual foundation compel us to lead in the struggle to bring interfaith understanding, while challenging needlessly divisive agendas.
Teamwork. Our role as convener and catalyst requires us to engage people, build trust, and establish significant working relationships with and among diverse groups.
Continually Improving, Learning, and Growing. We are an organization dedicated to remaining relevant, learning the most effective ways to gather and motivate people, and operating in the most effective manner possible for interfaith advocacy.