CHILDREN, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS INITIATIVE
Children and young people are on a developmental and spiritual journey towards a deeper practice of their faith and values. This will frame the ways they experience and impact the world around them.
During that journey, they need meaningful encounters with people from a variety of backgrounds. These interactions challenge youth to question stereotypes and build relationships with those who believe differently than they do.
Through its partnership with schools and faith communities, The Guibord Center brings children and young people together for face-to-face experiences. These events help them appreciate others and develop skills that they can use to make a positive difference in an increasingly diverse society.
Faith at the Table
Good food and deep conversation.
Those are the basic ingredients for Faith At The Table, the new program offered by The Guibord Center for young adults.
Partnerships with Educational Institutions
An important goal of The Guibord Center is to increase opportunities for interfaith education and dialogue for elementary and secondary students. To that end, The Guibord Center is building strategic partnerships with local private schools in order to meet students where they are already active and have a supportive community for developing interfaith awareness.
Faith and Friendship Day
The journey together to develop this event was rich and joyful as we learned more about how each of our faiths approaches sacred texts, important leaders in our traditions, and the daily practices that renew and sustain our faith in God. Although all of the leaders had previous experience with interfaith dialogue and education, we learned new things about each faith tradition!
Creating a Sukkah for Sukkot
A sukkah is a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. The Book of Vayikra (Leviticus)
describes it as a symbolic wilderness shelter, commemorating the time God provided for the Israelites in the wilderness that they inhabited after they were freed from slavery in Egypt.