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White House Announces Interfaith Effort for College Campuses

The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships has inaugurated a new program to encourage interfaith cooperation in community service on college campuses nationwide. President Obama announced the new program in a video message.

"As a Christian who became committed to the church while serving my community, I know that an act of service can unite people of all faiths – or even no faith – around a common purpose of helping those in need. In doing so, we can not only better our communities, we can build bridges of understanding between ourselves and our neighbors," President Obama said in the video message. "While we may not all believe the same things – and we don’t have to – we can certainly agree that together, we can make a difference."

You can see the entire video message here.

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