This time, they’re making news for doing something that even Christians can appreciate:
Uprooting shrubs to make space for healthier plants.
Uprooting stereotypes to make space for healthier relationships.
Christian and atheist students are aiming to do both during their joint community service project at Sandy Creek Nature Center Saturday.
“It’s important for us to put differences aside to make a difference,” said Holly Aversano, the Presbyterian Student Center’s student minister for service.
Aversano and Jason Seidman, community service chairman of the UGAtheists, decided together on the forest restoration project at Sandy Creek.
“We definitely wanted to do an interfaith project,” Seidman said.
“We just wanted to get together and say we’re not so bad.”
What a fantastic project — it’s good publicity for both groups and hopefully it’s one of many future collaborations between them. If they can work together, the future discussions/debates will be far more personal and interesting.
On a side note, I *love* that the UGAtheists have an officer position for Community Service 🙂