2015 IPC Theme:
Earth Care-People Care
June 8th-12th 8:30am – 2:30pm
We will will focus on building relationships that foster peace and justice through responsible and sustainable living. Visits to a
local synagogue, mosque, & church will enhance learning through immersion in authentic settings. Camp will include fun activities, discussion, and other projects:
-Large and small group work
-Cultural sharing of art, crafts, and music
-Time for exploration and questions
-Healthy foods and recreational activities
Registration deadline is May 8, 2015
About the Interfaith Peace Camps
Interfaith Peace Camp is an annual collaborative effort of Harrisonburg-Rockingham faith communities and Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Interfaith Engagement. It began as a pilot the summer of 2008 and has grown considerably since. We’re very happy that the Fetzer Institute recently reported, about our camp,
Some key questions in the study include gauging how interfaith camps change the attitudes of participants, how much they lead to interfaith discussions afterward and how open participants are to the ‘religious other’ after experiencing the camp. Read more…
Interfaith Peace Camp, rooted in Abrahamic faith traditions, is a week-long day camp offered to rising 1st through 6th graders interested in building friendships and understanding between children from other local Abrahamic faith traditions. The camp is planned and staffed by an interfaith team of community members with the desire to provide low-cost, high-quality learning experiences for campers.
At the heart of peacebuilding is relationship building. A wonderful way to build relationships is through open and sincere communication between diverse faiths and peoples. It is the belief of the planning committee that when we build relationships with others, it is less likely that we will wish them harm. The Interfaith Peace Camp is an expression of a sincere desire for peace in our world.