Source: USA TODAY
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."