Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Building Community that is Humane, Compassionate and Just: Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp

At YMCA Camp Seymour (in Pierce County, on the Sound -- since 1905, American Camp Association accredited)
August 27 to September 1, 2006

For boys & girls entering the 7th and 8th grades
Girls & boys entering grades 7 & 8
~10 Christians
~10 Jews
~10 Muslims
~20 kids of other faith traditions

~Men and women
~At least 18 years old
~Experience with children
~Multi-state background check required

With the goal of a more peaceful and just world, the camp will offer a safe place for youth from a variety of faith and religious perspectives to be themselves, have a great time in a beautiful natural setting, and discover more about their common humanity. Organizers hope that campers’ growing understanding of each other’s worldviews will result in greater respect, appreciation, empathy and compassion.

There is no charge to attend the camp.

SPONSORS: Associated Ministries’ South Sound Peace & Justice Center, Islamic Center of Olympia, InterfaithWorks (Olympia), People for Peace Justice & Healing, Temple Beth El, YMCA Camp Seymour

CAMPERS contact Kathy Erlandson, 360-357-7224 or Interfaithworks@aol.com

COUNSELORS contact Rabbi Bruce Kadden, 253-564-7101 or bkadden@templebethel18.org (18)
For general info, call Sallie Shawl, 253-383-3056, ext 105.


At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Julia said...

This post relates to another Interfaith organization that I urge people to get involved in called Children of Abraham.

Children of Abraham seeks to foster dialogue and tolerance between Muslim and Jewish youth all around the world through internet discussion programs, a global forum for speaking about religious issues, and photography competitions. We believe that exposing the humanity of both Muslims and Jews will increase the desire to live in peace.

Please check out our site at www.children-of-abraham.org. Also, check out our forum on the site, and start some discussion! We could really use some moderate, pro-interfaith perspectives. For more information, email me at julia@children-of-abraham.org.

At 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks to ELK SHOALS UNITED METHODIST CAMP and the "TRUST ME" documentary....the vision for world peace is spreading....

many paths...one journey.

At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Janice Holz, Interfaith Works said...

The contact email for Interfaith Works is now InterfaithWorks@comcast.net.

At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Janice Holz, Interfaith Works said...

CAMPERS contact Kathy Erlandson, 360-357-7224 or Interfaithworks@comcast.net (updated email address)


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