interfaith snacking council
The "Grand Traverse Area Faith Diversity Council" just settled on that name last night. We are still tweaking things, so I am soliciting feedback on the name (I used to refer to us as the "Interfaith Snacking Council"), and on our mission statement and principles, below:
The Grand Traverse Area Faith Diversity Council's mission is that of community service through: actively supporting the advancement of better understanding, trust, communication and cooperation among the many faiths of our community; acting as a voice for education and illumination concerning local, national or planetary faith-related events/issues; actively supporting our First Amendment rights regarding freedom of religion (including the right to follow no religion).
1. Belief in, and active support of, freedom of religion as guaranteed in our Constitution's first amendment, including the right to follow no religion.
2. Belief in, and active support of, the concept that no single religion, faith tradition or spiritual practice is right for everyone.
3. Belief in, and active support of, the concept that no single religion, faith tradition or spiritual practice is more, or less, valid than another.
4. Belief and active support of separation of Church and State.
5. Knowing that, because we are the most religiously diverse nation on earth, it is crucial that all faiths work together to build better understanding, trust, respect and cooperation among one another. Accomplishing this shall help bring about healing on an individual, community, national and planetary scale.
(snacking was left as an implicit value)
What did we miss? Are there any implications that might not be wholesome or helpful?