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

Rodney Petersen, Executive Director (rlp@coopmet.org)
Karin Firoza, Program Director/IFYI (ifyi@coopmet.org)
Keri Saunders O'Brien, Administrator (kerisaundersobrien@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
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Join us for IFYI 2015! 
Applications for staff, high school, and college students will be updated soon!



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 IFYI videos!

"Building the Perfect Community"
IFYI 2015 Theme: "Rooted in Faith, Reaching Out in Love"
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
 IFYI 2015! 
July 26th- August 2nd, 2015
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA