Multifaith Teen Trialogue Program in California

March 27, 2003

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On March 27, 2003 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "people say there is a peace that comes with understanding. Not in agreeing with each other. But in understanding each other... Maybe that's why Teresita Boggess, watching Muslims pray in their Clairemont mosque, decided to follow along with them... 'I found it just a different form of prayer,' said the 17-year- old Christian. "I kind of stepped into their shoes. I liked that...' Until this year, she didn't know young people outside her faith. 'I've always been involved in my church and religion,' said Teresita, a senior at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, an all- girls Catholic high school in Normal Heights... But after spending four Sunday afternoons talking with Baha'is, Jews, Muslims and other Christians her age, her world view has changed... The Teen Trialogue program was sponsored by the San Diego office of the National Conference for Community and Justice, an organization founded in 1927 as the National Conference of Christians and Jews to fight bigotry and racism."