About The Interfaith Center
Started in September 2011, the Interfaith Center is a part of the Institute for Theological Studies at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Arkansas. Our primary goal for the first year was to learn more about the current interfaith work in the community, so we engaged in a series of one-on-one meetings with leaders in congregations, schools and organizations who were involved in or interested in being involved in interfaith work.
The Rev. Susan Sims Smith is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Center.
Rev. Sims Smith was a Jungian oriented psychotherapist for 25 years, and has been an Episcopal priest since 1999. She founded Seedwork, a project to teach people how to listen to wisdom from their dreams and from meditation.
She spearheaded the foundation of the Arkansas House of Prayer, an interfaith center for prayer and meditation, and serves as a life-time board member. She started the Interfaith Center in 2011.
Mrs. Sophia Said is the Program Director of the Interfaith Center.
Mrs. Said works as a strategic planner and community organizer to bring people of different faiths together toward a better understanding of each other. She has been building bridges of peace and harmony through promoting peaceful dialogue and designing interfaith programs, service initiatives, and interfaith prayer events. Mrs. Said has a degree in developmental economics from the University of Utah, and in public policy from the President Clinton School of Public Service in Arkansas.
The Rev. Cindy Fribourgh is the Administrator for the Interfaith Center.
She received her Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago, with studies focusing on the theology of social justice. She has worked incommunications for more than 30 years: as a newspaper writer, editor, and publisher; as a senior public relations account executive; and work for the Episcopal Church in Arkansas and the Institute for Theological Studies at St. Margaret’s.
To learn more about the Interfaith Center visit: interfaith.itssm.org