Christians, Jews and Muslims team up to build Habitat home

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2003

DETROIT (AP) Building interfaith relations took a new twist when three dozen Christians, Jews and Muslims teamed up for a Habitat for Humanity project.

The project finishing a half-built Habitat home offered members of the Interfaith Partnership an opportunity to meet outside a place of worship and not only pool their efforts but build closer personal ties.

''In an era when the forces of division and decay abound, we as religious communities in the metropolitan Detroit area have dared to come together,'' said the Rev. Dan Appleyard of Christ Episcopal Church in Dearborn, during a brief prayer before work began last Sunday.

The partnership was created in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The group is now under the umbrella of the National Conference for Community and Justice in Detroit.

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