InterFaith Alliance Petitions for Common Prayer Space
They are collecting signatures online and on Main Street. Look for them again on Friday, October 25th, from 11am - 2pm. Please note this petition is only open to Merrimack students, faculty, staff and administration.
Here is their advocacy statement for a Common Prayer Space on campus:
“Over the years, Merrimack College has become a very diverse institution. We see students from all cultures, religions and backgrounds sitting with us either in a class or at a table next to us in the cafeteria. To appreciate this diversity among students, we want them to have a Common Prayer Space, where they can pray, meditate or just sit quietly.
This prayer space is not intended for Muslims, Christians or Jews only but rather is for EVERYONE, no matter what religion they belong to. As St. Augustine once said, ‘Every human being is neighbor to every other human being’ (Sermon 299D.1). Thus, this petition is to support finding a common prayer space on campus.”
Click here to access the online petition.
The Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations will be hosting “Feast of Faiths,” its third annual dialogue dinner facilitated by students, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. This dinner will be located in the Rogers Center for the Arts from 5:00-7:00pm, and is based around a discussion celebrating differences in faith and finding common ground within each other.
Wiesenthal Center’s “The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945” Poster Exhibit at McQuade