To mobilize congregations and communities across economic, religious, racial, and ethnic boundaries so that, in partnership, we can work more effectively for a just and peaceful society and for spiritual growth and interfaith understanding.
***STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES REGARDING INTERFAITH YOUTH INITIATIVE 2016***
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 & social action experiences, field trips, theological dialogue, and much more! The program takes place over eight days in the summer followed by mentoring and gatherings during the academic year.
Never has there been a greater need for young people to understand each other's cultures and faiths and to work together for the common good. Come, offer your leadership and vision, together with the most amazing people you will ever meet!
IFYI's five core areas of curricular engagement: 1) Building Bridges, 2) Training Leaders,
3) Engaging Faith, 4) Serving Others, and 5) Making Peace.
IFYI offers parallel tracks for teens (15-18) and college students. Together we will interpret our own vision of just peacemaking.
(Men and women are housed in separate staffed areas on campus, and if desired, students may commute from home. Housing is included in the cost of attendance. Religious and dietary needs will be accommodated.)