New Urgency for Longterm Interfaith Work in Central Ohio

September 6, 2002

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On September 6, 2002 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "central Ohio's faiths had been quietly conversing with one another for more than 20 years until the events of Sept. 11 gave a new urgency to their discussions. Cooperative efforts spawned by Sept. 11 have included an interfaith prayer service at the Statehouse, formation of the Campus Interfaith Council at Ohio State University and expansion of the OSU Campus Ministry Association to become the University Interfaith Association. Muslim leaders, many of whom had worked in relative anonymity before the attacks, suddenly found themselves in demand to speak at churches and community gatherings about the tenets of Islam."