Habitat for Humanity Sponsors Interfaith Work Site in Toledo

May 31, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade


On May 31, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "Woody Trautman... helped organize the most expansive interfaith Habitat for Humanity effort yet in the Toledo area, bringing together more than 300 people of 14 different faiths and 18 congregations... Baha’is joined Buddhists and Muslims teamed with Mormons on the construction project... Barbara Webber, director of public relations for Habitat for Humanity International, said the ecumenical program has seen an increase in multi-faith builds like the Toledo project, especially since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. 'It’s part of what we call the theology of the hammer, putting aside any differences we may have in regard to religion or politics and coming together for a common purpose, which is to provide simple, decent housing for families in need.'"