IFYI is a unique experience in youth empowerment, leadership development, interfaith education, and peacemaker training. Participants of diverse religious backgrounds come together for a joyful and intensive overnight immersion program that includes community building, workshops, service and social action experiences, field trips, theological dialogue, and much more! 
© 2014 - Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM)
474 Centre Street - Newton, MA 02458
Office: (617) 244-3650
Matt Carriker, Program Director/IFYI (ifyi@coopmet.org)
Jessie Post, Program Assistant (programs@coopmet.org)
www.coopmet.org

Building Bridges, Engaging Faith, Training Leaders, Making Peace, and Serving Others. Participants explore and embrace their own leadership and peacemaking styles, becoming agents of positive social transformation in their schools, communities, and congregations.
INTERFAITH
YOUTH
INITIATIVE
(IFYI)
Highlights from another inspiring, ​fun, insightful, and motivating Interfaith Youth Initiative!



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 IFYI videos!

"Building the Perfect Community"
IFYI 2014 theme: "Repairing Our Broken World"
Jamele Adams giving a lecture on writing for social justice
Explaining environmental stewardship on Boston Common.
Visiting Sri Lakshmi Temple in Ashland
IFYI staff Karin and Rhee-Soo 
Visiting the Islamic Society of Boston, Wayland, MA 
Staff member Deena and participant Solome
Talking about religious co-existence at the statue of Quaker Mary Dyer, at the MA State House
Small group processing by IFYI participants
Celebrating the end of IFYI at the Celebration of Transformation
Interfaith Walk for Peace, Justice and the Environment at the Museum of African American History
Envisioning peace
(Check back here for 2015 IFYI dates to be posted this Fall!)