White House Launches Interfaith Campus Effort


Today the White House launched an effort to encourage interfaith cooperation on U.S. college campuses, with a focus on community service.

The Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge is sponsored by the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Department of Education.

Basically, campus-based religious (and non-faith related) organizations will work together with community organizations or churches to take on community service challenges that are a year-long.

In a video message posted on the White House Blog, President Obama said, “As a Christian who became committed to the church while serving my community, I know that an act of service can unite people of all faiths – or even no faith – around a common purpose of helping those in need.  In doing so, we can not only better our communities, we can build bridges of understanding between ourselves and our neighbors,”

Colleges who are interested in participating can sign up on the White House website.

“While we may not all believe the same things – and we don’t have to – we can certainly agree that together, we can make a difference," President Obama added in the video message, which you can watch below.

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# RE: White House Launches Interfaith Campus Effort

Seeing is believing. We haven't seen much positive action from this President in any area except promoting Islam and shuning Israel; so I would proceed cautiously. Coming together for the good of all is a good thing, but who will be heading this "interfaith effort" and what is their ultimate goal? I think this needs to be looked at as a new business - what's the plans, the focus, the leadership, accountability, and the qualities and integrity of the leadership?
Left by Faye Smith on Mar 18, 2011 8:01 PM

# RE: White House Launches Interfaith Campus Effort

White House Launches Interfaith Campus Effort = Kick all Christians off campus and stop them from evangelizing.
Left by lrt on Mar 19, 2011 6:48 AM

# RE: White House Launches Interfaith Campus Effort

An interfaith campus - interesting idea. Who is monitoring this interfaith campus and will ALL religions have equal opportunity to express their beliefs? Will there be freedom of speech on this interfaith campus? What are the guidelines for this interfaith campus? Having an interfaith campus could be a good thing, as long as the truth of Jesus Christ being the Son of God, who was crucified and resurrected and lives today is not muffled or restricted, like so many people want to do. People are still trying to stop Jesus Christ from being taught. How sad in America. We use to be the nation to send missionaries into all the world to preach the gospel as commanded in the Bible. Now, missionaries are having to come back to America to preach the good news of Jesus Christ because America has become so complacent and others, just don't want to hear the truth. GOD HELP US, GIVE AMERICA A SECOND CHANCE AND GOD BLESS AMERICA.
Left by Faye Smith on Mar 20, 2011 9:51 PM

# RE: White House Launches Interfaith Campus Effort

Why do yopu bother to make room for comments if you do not put them out there? You must not like any comment I put on your news report because they are all erased. What happened to free speech?
Left by Faye Smith on Mar 21, 2011 6:38 PM

# RE: White House Launches Interfaith Campus Effort

I have to Agree with IRT. This is a ploy. White House Launches Interfaith Campus Effort = Kick all Christians off campus and stop them from evangelizing.

Regarding: In a video message posted on the White House Blog, President Obama said, “As a Christian who became committed to the church while serving my community, I know that an act of service can unite people of all faiths – or even no faith – around a common purpose of helping those in need. In doing so, we can not only better our communities, we can build bridges of understanding between ourselves and our neighbors,”

Let us remember what supposed house of worship he was commited to.
Left by Lion Of Zion on Apr 28, 2011 3:28 AM