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.
Ryan Matthews, BA’12 and Higher Education Fellow MEd’13 Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Study in Turkey. He minored in Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations as an undergrad. Read about the impact his JCM coursework had on his future.
We honored four student leaders from the Class of 2014 for their interfaith and intercultural work at our third annual “Feast of Faiths” student dialogue dinner on February 11, 2014.