October 20-27 is the Interreligious Week Celebration called this year “Interfaith 360”. Three events that are held by the non-profit organization Interfaith Tampa Bay.
The Opening Ceremony was presented on October 20 in Saint Petersburg with 12 religious congregations and the honorable Mayor Rick Kriseman in the Unitarian Universalist Church.
The second event was held on Wednesday, October 23. It was a panel discussion with the participation of nine congregations; New Thought Church, Buddhism, Muslim Religion, Baha'i Faith, Christian Church, Open Faith, Quaker Religion and the Church of Scientology.
This panel addressed the concept of "360 Interreligious Degrees" to talk about the creed of each of them and their foundations. Each representative gave his personal point of view of his religious beliefs relating to the areas of socio-cultural content, government, education and economy.
They answered public questions such as; Why are the prayers of the Muslim religion said in Arabic and not in English? It is to remain explicit for reasons of respect to God; Allah.
Another question was; if Scientology was based Christian beliefs? It was explained that it is based on the findings and studies of its Founder L. Ron Hubbard, where it was shown that man is a spiritual being, who has a mind and a body.
The event was closed by inviting those attending to the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, October 27 with a religious experience based on the Sufi religion to honor all religions. This is being held at the Church of Scientology of Tampa.
“Respect the religious beliefs of others. Tolerance is a good cornerstone on which to build human relationships.” L. Ron Hubbard.