University of Evansville

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

* Interfaith Partnership to release public statement today

UE Interfaith Initiatives LogoThe Evansville Executive Interfaith Partnership (EEIP) and religious leaders from the community will be releasing a joint public statement today at 12:30 p.m. in the Neu Chapel narthex regarding the tragic events in Charlottesville, the current interfaith climate, and events that promote racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of bigotry and hatred. Our various faith traditions call us to stand for the sacred worth of all people, the supreme value of love, and the mandate for justice, which is part of all faith traditions. We condemn violence and harassment as well as hatred and division on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion and other normal human qualities.

About the EEIP
The Evansville Executive Interfaith Partnership (EEIP) is a University of Evansville initiative that strives to communicate the positive relationships, collaborative spirit, and common ground, which have been developed and continue to be nurtured among religious communities in the Tri-State area. Understanding that Southern Indiana is a religiously diverse community, we aspire to make known the valuable connections, which are being developed for the greater good in order to facilitate peace in the world. The EEIP serves as a reasonable, public voice for the Evansville/Tristate area regarding religious issues, celebrations, diversity, and concerns.

Submitted by Tammy Gieselman tg85@evansville.edu

* Today: Evening prayer service for Texas

There will be a brief ecumenical evening prayer service at 4:30 p.m. TODAY in Neu Chapel for those suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The entire campus community is invited to attend.

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu

* Prayers and donations for flood victims in Texas

Neu Chapel will be open today specifically for those who would like to dedicate prayers for the people who are living through the devastating floods in Texas. Feel free to come and pray or sit quietly and meditate all day until 5:00 p.m. You may also light a candle of hope. The Neu Chapel Society will be making a donation to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) in order to help alleviate the suffering in Texas. If you would like to contribute to that fund and be assured your donations are going to flood victims in Texas, you are invited to leave any amount in the basket on the altar table in Neu Chapel. If you would like more information about the work of UMCOR, go to the organization’s website at www.umcor.org.

Submitted by Tammy Gieselman tg85@evansville.edu

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