A: In the modern times, religion has often been blamed for inciting hatred and war. World Faith seeks to promote an opposing image of religion, where religious tradition brings together people of different faiths by informing and inspiring them to service.
Q: Why is our work important?
A: As extremists use religious language to sell political ideas, the majority of religious communities are not heard, leaving the media to paint a negative image of each religious tradition.
Q: Why do we choose an action-based approach?
A: We at World Faith believe that actions speak louder than words. Through the shared value of service we can engage the masses in interfaith dialogue while helping those in need.
Q: Why focus on the youth?
A: History has shown that social change comes from young people. We believe that equipping young people to engage in their community positively to be a powerful way to inspire change society.
Q: Why do you engage the media?
A: There is a discourse of faith in the media, which tends to either ignore faith or present extreme interpretations of it. It is important for religious people to engage the media to exemplify faith informing service, understanding, and peace to counter the constant stream of violent images in the media.
Q: Do you interpret religions as all being the same?
A: No. We not only believe that religions are different, but also that there is a lot of diversity within each religious tradition. However, understanding each other through our shared values and differing practices encourages strong individual faith while challenging stereotypes of religious people.
Q: I am agnostic/atheist/spiritual, or I don't consider myself religious. Can I be involved?
A: Yes. You don't have to be religious in order to value the need for interfaith service. Also, World Faith recognizes agnostics, atheists, humanists, and spiritual people as vital contributors to this work, each with their own history and philosophical presuppositions.