Request for Interfaith Prayer Space at Seton Hall

November 10, 2004

Source: The Setonian

On November 10, 2004 The Setonian provided a report on the proposal of an interfaith prayer space for students at Seton Hall University. "The proposal, put forth by junior Alejandro Beutel, calls for the creation of 'a space for interfaith prayer/meditation' on the Seton Hall campus. The room would be completely empty, carpeted with a few live plants in it and a few chairs for people who cannot kneel... Beutel, a Muslim student, first recognized the need for the room after a few students came to him last year asking for a daily prayer area for Muslims. SALAAM, an Islamic cultural awareness club, is allowed to hold organized worship on Fridays, the traditional day of communal prayer for Muslims, but on other days they have no room to go to."