Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Camp brings Christian, Jewish, Muslim teens together.
In a small way, it looks like the Anti-Defamation League of New England is doing some of what I was yearning to see in my sermon about Taizé: They're inviting religious teens to a weeklong camp where they can encounter each other's religious traditions through worship and conversation and form personal connections across often contentious differences. The audio of this morning's WBUR story about Camp IF isn't online (update: it is now!), but yesterday's Boston Globe front-page story includes lots of interesting stuff.
Camp IF (for "Interfaith") is the first part of the ADL's five-month Interfaith Youth Leadership Program. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Unitarian Universalist teens participated. (The WBUR report was explicit about UU involvement; the Globe alluded to it. I'd love to check in with UUs who've participated in this program.) One day was focused on Islam, with prayer, Q&A, and small-group discussions. Another day was all about Judaism. And Sunday introduced Christianity.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 22 August 2006 at 7:49 AM