Source: The Tampa Tribune
On January 13, 2001, The Tampa Tribune reported that "the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg put together a four-day conference, 'Religions in Dialogue: From Conflict to Trust,' featuring international religious leaders and local clergy." The goal of the conference was to foster communication among different religions and to help them live peacefully together. The conference included discussions about Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., as two examples of men who were committed to interfaith cooperation. It also included a tour for 20-30 youth, taking them to various religious centers to dispel stereotypes they might have of other traditions. Participants hope the conference will be only the beginning of a growing discussion of religious diversity in the wider community.