Interfaith Peace Camp

Megan ShoreFaith-based Organizations, Peacebuilding

Over the past week, over 50 children joined together to explore peace at The London Interfaith Peace Camp (LIPC), held at King’s University College.

“It is a collaborative community project that encourages understanding and cooperation among Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith groups. Rooted in the shared values of these Abrahamic traditions, the LIPC is a week-long day camp offered to students in grades 1 through 8. Through this day camp experience, the campers and the staff build friendships and understanding with peers from other local Abrahamic faith traditions. The informal social setting of a camp, combined with intentional presentations about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, teach enduring lessons about building peace across all three Abrahamic faith traditions.”

At a time where such hatred and divisions abounds us, a camp like this that promotes peace and solidarity between each other can be the example we need to show us that there is another way.

The camp visited local synagogues, mosques and churches, and in an interfaith context peace is explored through art, theater and music, play, food and recreational activities. What a gift this is to our young people and to our communities. Thanks King’s!

http://www.kings.uwo.ca/campus-ministry/education-faith-sharing/youth-programs/peace-camp/