When you mention the word “Interfaith” around atheists, you often hear a lot of pushback against the word itself. Even if an interfaith dialogue is supposed to represent a conversation between people of all different beliefs, I’ve heard atheists say something like, Atheism isn’t a faith, so “interfaith” excludes us by definition.
Well, a group in Minnesota has finally taken a positive step toward becoming more inclusive.
Say hello to the just-renamed “Inter-belief Conversation Cafe“:
As far as I know, that marks the first time an interfaith group has opted out of using that term in favor of something more inclusive to non-religious people.
Inter-belief still sounds a little clunky… but it’s the thought that counts. Let’s see if other like-minded groups follow that trend.