Troy National Day of Prayer Controversy Continues to Divide Community

April 6, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

On April 6, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "an interfaith group that originally asked to be included in a National Day of Prayer event at Troy's City Hall has decided it will hold the event at a house of worship after all. The group, which includes Hindus, Muslims, Jews and other religions, decided that once it was excluded from the Christian-based event, a private event would be more appropriate, according to Padma Kuppa, a Hindu. The group hasn't chosen a site... Last week, the Troy City Council decided to allow the National Day of Prayer Task Force to hold its event from noon to 1 p.m. May 5 on the steps of City Hall, followed by the interfaith group from 1-2 p.m. The decision came after the Christian group argued against an interfaith ceremony. The interfaith group had pressed to be included in the event."