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Obama announces interfaith challenge for college students

by Brad A. Greenberg

March 19, 2011 | 10:47 am

College is, as I’ve discussed here before, a time when people are exposed to religions other than the one they grew up with. But what if colleges had a program to encourage interfaith service projects by college students? This week President Obama announced such an initiative. A little about “The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge” from Laurie Goodstein at The New York Times:

He said in a video announcement that the purpose is to encourage cooperation among students of diverse religious beliefs — as well as non-believers. The initiative, which has no discrete government financing, was announced by the White House faith-based office and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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