About In Good Faith

Initiated in May of 2013, as the collaborative effort of Rev. Dr. Ahriana Platten and Mr. John Weiss, Chairman of the Colorado Springs Independent newsweekly.  In Good Faith is grounded in a commitment to interfaith dialogue that aims at more than agreement or disagreement.  Rather, it embodies a process of respectful speaking and active listening in equal parts. 

The phrase In Good Faith was chosen as a reminder that each dialogue is entered into in an authentic, honest and open manner.  Participants in a conversation held “in good faith” come to the proverbial table agreeing to partake in a mutually respectful discussion aimed at a deeper understanding of spirituality, religion, and the common concerns we share as human beings.

Questions are submitted by listeners and readers, as well as members of the In Good Faith team.  Some are academic in nature, such as, “What is the value of sacred texts, and how do you know what is fact and what is fiction?”  Other questions are oriented toward day-to-day life circumstances, for example, “My son is involved with drugs.  He's only 15 and I don’t know how to respond.  Does your faith provide an answer?” 

The value of In Good Faith is found in the variety of answers provided by a diverse group of contributors.  These panelists include clergy members, educators, and special guests with relevant experience.
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