Something I learned from public school was that not everybody has the same opportunities as you, and some people have more opportunities. I learned about different cultures of my friends who are not from the Unites States, and I also learned to become friends with people I normally wouldn’t be friends with.
Join the DC Faith Leaders Summit Twitter Chat (#DCFAITH) next Thursday, Feb 7th at 3:00pm. The #DCFaith Twitter Chat will be a pre-conference chat to get the interfaith community on twitter engaged around challenges and successes of interfaith dialogue, interfaith organizing and engaging youth/young adults.
This event is a dramatization where everyone participates in experiencing what hunger looks like in the world founded by UNICEF.
Twenty percent of the U.S. population under the age of 30 is now identifying as religiously unaffiliated- and some of those adults are theists (nones). This fact suggests that faith communities are unable to maintain relationships with their estranged youth communities.
When I stumbled onto the video above about Hayward Demison III’s story of suffering a heart attack while playing a high-school football game- it reminded that I don’t have it so bad. Hayward had every excuse to quit, and even after he decided to take the risk and persevere, he had every excuse to not challenge himself.
For as long as I can remember I’ve known about the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Young and impressionable, I believed Palestine was the “bad guy” and Israel was the “good guy”, trying to return to reclaim its rightful homeland. As the years have passed, I’ve become aware that history is no one-dimensional, black/white slab, but rather a multidimensional, multicolored prism which changes in appearance depending on the light.
The American Friends Service Committee is hosting it’s third annual youth film festival. The theme this year is if you had all the power, what would you do with a trillion dollars?
I’ve listed five interfaith resources to guide you in making some green changes around your home and in your house of worship. Feel free to share additional suggestions of interfaith organizations working with climate change or environmental justice in the comments section below!
Having armed guards at every school is a bad idea because at Columbine High School, they did the same thing and it was useless. Arming teachers is also a bad idea because I wouldn’t feel safe in school with teachers having guns on them. What if a teacher gets mad and shoots a kid?
The Interfaith Youth Activist bloggers pledged to write letters for the Write #4Rights campaign! We will be writing letters weekly and posting them online for you to read (and hopefully inspire you to write), as well as, mailing them out. Join us in writing letters!