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President Philip, Area Religious Leaders, to Rededicate Chapel House Interfaith Center

Chapel House was incorporated for use as a religious center on December 15, 1966.

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 15, 2011) -- The Albany Collegiate Interfaith Center, better known as Chapel House, will reaffirm its ongoing partnership with its founding faith groups and the University at Albany at a Rededication Event on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Chapel House, located adjacent to the southwest side of UAlbany’s Uptown Campus.

Chapel House has provided religious services, programming, community service opportunities and spiritual guidance for UAlbany students since it was founded in 1965. Its unique partnership founded on interfaith cooperation has persisted throughout changing times for 45 years.

On December 15, 1966 Chapel House was incorporated for use as a religious center for University at Albany students, faculty and staff, by the Capital Area Council of Churches, Inc., the Jewish Community Council (currently the United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York) and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Chapel House Interfaith Center is home to Cornerstone Protestant Campus Ministry, Hillel Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, and Newman Catholic Campus Ministry. Campus-wide interfaith programs are open to and encourage participation by all members of the UAlbany community regardless of their religious tradition.

Speakers at the rededication event will include UAlbany President George M. Philip, Bishop Howard Hubbard of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, Rev. George Brennan, Executive Director of Capital Area Council of Churches, and Rodney Margolis, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.

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