Controversy Over All-Faiths Chapel at Chapman University

Source: Orange County Register

On February 27, 1998, Chapman University will hold a
“ground blessing” for the planned $5 million Wallace All
Faith Chapel. An article from the Orange County
Register
on February 9, 1998, entitled
“All-faiths Chapel Coming to Chapman,” describes the
innovative design plans which will make the worship space
equally suitable for use by all of the thirteen faith
groups on campus. However, as the February 27, 1998
article in the same newspaper, “New
Chapel No Blessing to Some” describes, within yards
of the ground-blessing for the chapel will be a protest
by some local Christian Churches to protest the inclusion
of non-Christians.