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InterFaith Alliance Petitions for Common Prayer Space

October 10, 2013
Our new student club, the InterFaith Alliance, is taking an active role in trying to establish a permanent, accessible space which would be open for prayer and meditation for students and our campus community regardless of faith tradition or religious belief.

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.

 


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