Skip to main content area Skip to main navigation Skip to institutional navigation Skip to footer


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.


Save and Share
  • News Image
    InterFaith Prayer
  • News Image


Related News

  • Image preview
    If you missed Diana Eck on April 15th, you can now watch her on YouTube!
  • Image preview
    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.