Multi-Religious Memorial Services for Columbia Crew

February 4, 2003

Source: Beliefnet

On February 4, 2003 Beliefnet reported that "the grieving are calling out to Jesus--and God and HaShem and Krishna. They are chanting passages from the New Testament, the Torah, Unitarian readings, and the Vedas... The crew of Columbia represents an extraordinary variety of faith traditions: Kalpana Chawla - Hindu, William McCool - Roman Catholic, Ilan Ramon - Jewish, Rick Husband - Charismatic, Laurel Clark - Unitarian, David Brown - Episcopalian, Michael Anderson - Baptist... This is just the way America is right now. Seek the best and the brightest, and you'll invariably scoop up a great assortment of faiths."