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Summarized by Kent Larsen

New Interfaith Group's Goals Defined By Joseph Smith Quote
Orange co CA Register 5May00 D1
By Carol McGraw: The Orange County Register

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA -- A new interfaith group in Orange County, including a representative of the LDS Church, called for less tolerance and more appreciation. The remarks, made on the National Day of Prayer, were meant to promote equality and the appreciation of differences.

"The word 'tolerance' is too hierarchical," Ron Farmer, Chapman University's chaplain, told 200 community leaders at the breakfast on Champan campus Thursday. "It indicates that there is someone above and someone below - a 'tolerator' and a 'toleratee.' It is much better to use the word "appreciate." Appreciate diversity."

The new Interfaith Council of Orange County includes Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Scientologists, American Indians, Baha'is, Buddhists and members of several Christian denominations, including the LDS Church. The group hopes to find common ground among the faiths and combat community problems, according to Pastor Mike Holloway, the group's president.

LDS Church representative Earl Garr summed up the council's goals by quoting Joseph Smith, "We are to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, provide for the widow, dry up the tear of the orphan and comfort the afflicted, whether in this church or in any other, or in no church at all, wherever we find them."


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