News release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF Hosting Interfaith Prayer Vigil
(March 20, 2015) â€” In light of recent events in the Middle East including killings, kidnappings, and destruction of sacred religious and cultural sites, the University of Saint Francis is hosting a prayer vigil on its campus on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. The “Prayer Vigil for Christians and all others being persecuted by ISIS and their allies” will be held near the statue of St. Francis in front of the USF campus Brookside building, 2701 Spring Street.
In response to atrocities directed toward Christian communities in Syria and Iraq and the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has called upon Catholics to “invite people of all faiths to join us in prayer for those facing the stark reality of religious persecution in the Middle East and elsewhere.” The entire Fort Wayne interfaith community is invited to join the vigil on March 25 on the USF campus.
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point, and online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.