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All Faith Service 2011

Students with flags at All Faith Service

The eighteenth All Faith Service was held on Thursday, January 27 at in Shiley Theatre.  The theme, in keeping with Catholic Social Thought Focus at USD this semester, was The Dignity of Work and of the Worker.  This annual event, celebrated at the beginning of the second semester, brought together in prayer faculty, staff, students and alumni and leaders of faith communities. 

Integral to the Catholic identity of the USD is a respect for the individual religious traditions represented on its campus.  Celebrating the many diverse gifts of the world's religions as well as all of the ways that the university community is blessed by the presence of these traditions the All Faith Service gathered the community together for an interfaith prayer service. In song and in multiple languages prayers were said for an increased sense of unity, a greater appreciation of those from other traditions, and a deeper understanding of our own traditions.

Click here to read Ryan Blystone's article for Inside USD.