'We’ve Got a Friend' – Obama and Interfaith

June 8, 2010

Author: Paul Knitter

Source: Union In Dialogue


That’s what I felt as I rode the train back from Washington, D.C. the night of June 7, after attending a meeting at the White House on “Advancing Interfaith and Community Service on College and University Campuses.”  It was organized by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

It made clear to me, and I dare say to all of the 110 invitees, that those of us who are committed to promoting better relations and more effective cooperation b etween the religious communities of this country (and the world) have a friend in the President who now lives in the White House.