Friday, February 06, 2009

The Call to Love One Another and Understand One Another

I am so encouraged by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships which brings together diverse religious and secular groups to help individuals, families, and communities during these difficult times. I am also extremely pleased to see that one of the members is Dr. Eboo Patel, Founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Youth Core.

Our local interfaith volunteer initiative is the Interfaith Coalition for Community Service of Allentown. We are planning a multi-faith coalition for community service on May 3, 2009. Please check out our website for information on how to get involved! We are also planning for increased youth participation this year.

See President Barack Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast and commentary on the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships:

We know as well that whatever our differences, there is one law that binds all great religions together, the call to love one another, to understand one another, to treat with dignity and respect those with whom we share a brief moment on this earth.
-President Barack Obama


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