Concerns Raised as Cross Approved for Columbia Interfaith Center

April 14, 2008

Author: Sara Michael

Source: The Examiner

A 16-foot cross planned for the outside of a Columbia interfaith center has some residents lamenting a shift away from the multifaith vision of the town’s religious centers — and of Columbia itself.

The Wilde Lake Architectural Committee recently approved the cross and other denominational symbols as part of the expansion plans at the village’s interfaith center, raising questions about religious freedom and the community’s values.