The Cheltenham Area Multifaith Council (CAMC), formerly the Cheltenham Ministerium of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, was organized in the Fall of 2001 following the tragedies of 9.11. The following September, we sponsored an ecumenical community memorial service held at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in September, 2002. Nearly 3000 people attended. Steps were then taken to strengthen our organization by creating a set of By-Laws, establishing both institutional and personal dues, and by adopting a set of guidelines on Interfaith Worship.
A non-profit, non-political organization, CAMC sponsors an annual Thanksgiving service. The council meets on a monthly basis at a different house of worship or religious institution in our area, from September to May, to learn, share and plan future events. A half-day retreat is planned for our June meeting before we break for the summer. The council supports emergency food pantries at LaMott AME Church and at Congregation Beth Sholom, and works with local authorities and schools in our area for the common good.
Currently, the Council represents over 30 religious institutions as well as a number of independent, supportive individuals in our community. For more information about joining the CAMC, dues or financial support, please contact CAMC president, Rev. Marisa Herrera at (215) 635-4185 or
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The CAMC commissioned a unique logo to symbolize its mission. The circle represents interfaith cooperation. The concentric bars represent each of our traditions as unique but also standing in cooperation with its neighbors, our ideal of “harmony and diversity.” As a multifaith association, we seek to cooperate but not to blend. The colors of the logo are the colors of Cheltenham Township. Our logo was designed locally by Marthe Roberts/Shea of Taxi Graphics, Inc.
The purpose of the CAMC is to foster understanding among religious groups in the Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, area and to enhance a greater sense of spirituality and community among us. While celebrating the uniqueness of each individual faith, the CAMC strives to educate the community about different cultures and faiths while encouraging respect for one another. Our goal is promote harmony within our diversity.
Adopted May, 2003