Troy Interfaith Group Hosts Day of Prayer

May 1, 2008

Author: Catherine Jun

Source: The Detroit News

About 100 T-shirts ordered last week and expected to arrive today will display 13 religious symbols, among them a cross, Star of David, Buddha and the Muslim crescent moon and star.

The shirt design represents the diversity promoted by the Troy Interfaith Group, said Padma Kuppa, the group's co-founder.

"We're all different, but we're all connected in some way," she said.

Three years after Troy Day of Prayer organizers balked at the inclusion of a Hindu prayer in their annual Christian event on City Hall steps, the interfaith group that formed in the wake of the maelstrom has today found its stride and ample support from the faith community.

Tonight at 7, it is holding its annual Day of Prayer gathering at Shir Tikvah, a Jewish synagogue on Northfield Parkway, the fourth event held since the controversy. The shirts will be sold there.