Interfaith Space

February 16, 1999


On February 16, 1999, USA Today published an article on the growing phenomenon of interfaith sharing in the United States. Reflecting on Brotherhood Week, which is a mid-February time to respect each other's religion, the journalist discusses several notable instances of interfaith sharing. In Edison, New Jersey, a YMCA and Jewish Community Center have connected their facilities so as to benefit the health facilities of the other. In Niles, Illinois, a YMCA teaches the symbols and holidays of both Christianity and Judaism in its pre-school and after-school programs. In Waterloo, Ontario, a shared facility of the United Church of Christ and Temple Shalom exists to promote the idea of "two faiths, one God, one idea."