Interfaith Youth Leadership Camp 2018
July 26-29, 2018
The Des Moines Area Religious Council and The Comparison Project at Drake University are proud to co-host the second annual Interfaith Youth Leadership Camp in 2018. 20 high school students representing a diverse array of religious traditions and communities will spend four days and three nights at Drake University, learning about each other’s religious beliefs and practices. Participants will:
- create and share a digital story that expresses a personally meaningful faith experience, practice, or belief
- visit different religious communities in the greater Des Moines area
- discuss with each other the principles and practices of interfaith leadership
Each Interfaith Youth Leader will receive a $500 honorarium for their participation in the camp.
“Working with the campers transformed my understanding of interfaith dialogue. Reading about different faiths in AP World History was completely different from seeing real people for whom these traditions were living faiths. Although we held different beliefs, by the conclusion of the camp we had come to recognize the similarities that bind us.” – J.J. Singh Kapur