Tuesday Sept. 26 , kicked off ASU's involvement in the presidents interfaith and community campus challenge. Jannah Scott, the Department of Homeland Security's deputy director for neighborhood partnerships, presented President Obama's challenge and call for action.
Jannah Scott, Amy Golden, UCP-SARnet, and others spoke to a promising crowd of organizations and individuals about tackling the challenges of the 21 first century. The speakers stressed the communication across faiths and communities for a common goal.
ASU announced peace is their overall theme for the challenge. UCP-SARnet has singed on to serve as a window for ASU and other organizations on a local and international level.
I hope through this interfaith and community challenge, ASU and others are able to demonstrate that peace is not just an utopian dream, but a reality within reach. But to achieve such a glorious challenge we cannot do it alone. It requires the help of our neighbors, friends, and those around the community.
Like the United Nations Millennium Goals by 2015 this posses a challenge and is no easy task. But with conviction and the determination of others, peace and the betterment of humankind is attainable.
To lean more please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ofbnp/interfaithservice