Interfaith Center is best where it is now
The “plan” for the future appears to provide a space within the campus center — a totally different environment and experience from the current Interfaith Center. Much, if not all, of the current spirit and feeling will likely be gone.The current Interfaith Center is operated by a coalition of the Capital Area Council of Churches, The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. Unfortunately, this group indicated that it couldn’t find the means/funding to continue this program. Examples exist on other campuses, including the local Chapel and Cultural Center at RPI that provides students with a facility that offers an alternative within the campus setting. It’s very successful and offers the students a welcome change and alternative place to utilize when desired.We would hope that the university administration along with the interfaith community continues to discuss this matter and consider alternative ways to maintain the concept of an Interfaith Center in the ways that it operates in its current location. Carol Wojcik Dan WojcikMechanicvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Police: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWe were very disappointed to learn of the planned move of the Interfaith Center at the University of Albany. The center, currently located on the southern edge of the campus, provides convenient and easy access for the student population.In addition, the wooded site provides an appropriate and welcoming setting and environment in contrast to the main campus — a great place and opportunity to get away when desired.Over the years, we had the opportunity to partake in religious services at the center and found it to be a welcoming experience.