Search for Common Ground at "IF" Interfaith Camp

November 10, 2004

Source: Town Online

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On November 10, 2004 Town Online reported, "Christian, Jewish and Muslim teens who participated in Camp IF (an acronym for 'interfaith' as well as an expression of the sentiment 'if we could make the world better') this past summer shared their experiences and their visions for the future. Camp IF is the product of a joint effort by Robert Leikind, the Anti-Defamation League's Boston Regional Director; the Rev. Dr. Philip Joseph Mayher, pastor of the Congregational Church of Weston; and Dr. Asif Razvi, former president of the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland. The purpose of the camp is to serve as an interfaith youth leadership program to train teenagers to work with others within their communities to explore ways to combat prejudice, intolerance and bigotry. Approximately 45 area youths attended th e camp last summer, and the event last month was an opportunity for some of them to engage in a dialogue with members of WWIAG and other concerned individuals."