(White House blog)
The President has issued a call to college presidents, faculty, staff -- and especially students -- to lead interfaith service initiatives on their campuses. It involves committing to a year of interfaith service initiatives in a spirit of interfaith and inter-cultural cooperation.
To reflect back onto President Obama's inaugural address, he said:
"For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace."What is really going on here with this campus challenge? In order for President Obama to reach the UN Millennial Goals, he is using the American college campuses and students to get the job done. By using religious pluralism and promoting Interfaith dialogue, the globalists hope to reduce conflicts between the religions and achieve mutually agreed upon goals.
In order to achieve an new era of peace, exclusivity will have to be brought to an end, such as Biblical Christianity. It teaches that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation and truth. The true Church argues that it is necessary to suppress the falsehoods taught by other religions. The Globalist planner believe that this will never do!
Religious pluralism believes that it can stop all competition between religions and foster religious cooperation. It is summarized as an attitude which rejects focus on irrelevant differences, and instead gives respect to those beliefs held in common.This is a suitable plan for the unbelieving globalists, but it doesn't jive with born again believer; this is because all differences are relevant.
According to Eboo Patel, "This movement [the campus challenge] has been growing in significant ways on campuses across the country, at new places like University of South Carolina, Berea College and University of Tampa.
Everyone who professes to be a Christian would consider it very seriously, for separation from the world has always been one of the evidences of God's work of grace in our heart. Those who have really been born of God's Spirit have always been separated from the world, whereas those who are Christians only in name - always refuse to "Come out and be separate." In conclusion, being part of an Interfaith program like this is compromising.