Interfaith international youth event

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, in partnership with Givat Haviva, hosted “Youth Making a Difference” an interfaith, international youth event on August 1, 2011.

Participating in the day long event were Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish youth who are part of Givat Haviva’s Through Others’ Eyes project. Presbyterian participants came from Brick Presbyterian Church, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Huguenot Memorial Presbyterian Church, and the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

The 35 young people had the opportunity to meet and get to know one another. They toured the UN and heard a speaker about the UN’s youth work.

The young people were invited to envision peace and then reflect on how they might celebrate the International Day of Peace – September 21. They came up with some very creative ideas that will be shared in the days ahead.

The day ended with the Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish youth sharing about their work in the Through Others’ Eyes project.

Check out photos of today’s event – stay tuned for more!

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