Senate Gets Resolution Designating an Annual ‘interfaith Day’

Senator Kenneth Keating, New York Republican, today introduced in the Senate a joint resolution designating the fourth Sunday in September of each year as “interfaith day.” During the 86th Congress, the State approved this resolution but failure of the House judiciary committee to act on it prevented passage during the last session

Senator Keating told the Senate: “It is important that Americans do everything within their power to display the lamp of freedom to people throughout the world who are yearning for the rights and guarantees enjoyed by our citizens. Interfaith day could be one outward manifestation of these principles embodied in the framework of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.”

The resolution would authorize and request the President “to issue annually a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe such a day, and urging the participation of all Americans and all religious groups in the United States, regardless of sect or creed, to participate in the observance of such a day by such means as they may deem appropriate.”

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