North American Interfaith Network
Affirm humanity's diverse and historic spiritual resources and bring them to bear on contemporary global, national, regional and local issues; facilitate the work of interfaith organisations and provide networking possibilities; provide a coalition model of cooperative interaction based on serving the needs and promoting the aspirations of member organisations, including local interfaith groups, interreligious bodies, single faith with Interfaith Offices, academic study centers and media bodies.
As the result of a meeting of international interfaith organisations convened by the World Congress of Faiths in 1983 at Ammerdown, England, the Temple of Understanding was charged with a task to identify and support interfaith activity in North America. Temple of Understanding hosted meetings during 1985 through 1987 to discuss the formation of a network of interfaith councils in North America. It was with a great deal of donated energy, insight and prayerful envisioning that NAIN was born. Foundation in Wichita, Kansas, in 1988.