The Mission Statement of the Summit Interfaith Council (adopted September 18, 1997):
The Summit Interfaith Council, a coalition of leadership of the religious communities of Summit, exists to “seek the welfare of the city (Jeremiah 29:7).” We recognize our common spiritual ground while celebrating the diversity of our traditions. Our purpose includes developing a voice to speak to the city and its people of out of our common religious perspectives.
To do this, we will:
- Foster mutual understanding and respect;
- Seek to include all religious perspectives;
- Exercise stewardship through communication and the coordination of our resources; and
- Encourage dialogue in order to appreciate the unique contributions of various perspectives.