International Work and Study Youth Camp: ‘Dialogue: Its Role in Peace-Building & Human Rights’

International Work and Study Youth Camp: ‘Dialogue: Its Role in Peace-Building & Human Rights’

The Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue (FDCD) and the Arab Group for Muslim Christian Dialogue are pleased to announce its annual International Work and Study Camp entitled “Dialogue: Its Role in Peace-Building & Human Rights.” The camp will take place from July 5-12, 2010, at two different locations in Lebanon.

This workshop is part of an ongoing program motivated by the conviction that interaction transforms relationships. The overall objective of the camp is to work with young adults on the process of dialogue and understanding through workshops, lectures, exercises and field visits. In this way, they will be exposed to positive alternatives and ways of dealing with their problems and with others, in a peaceful manner. Hopefully, this experience of dialogue in practice will give participants a starting point of transformed and transforming relations. During the event, FDCD will also organize visits and meetings with religious leaders and organizations, as well as entertaining activities such as intercultural evenings and sightseeing trips.

Participants should be open and sensitive, interested in interaction with other cultures and religions, and willing to engage in dialogue.  The camp is for persons between 22-32 years old.  Participants are encouraged to bring material (such as pictures, music, clothing, cookery, spices, etc.) related to their country, culture, or organization, to share with the group.

Those accepted to participate are requested to pay a participation fee of $250, in addition to airfare.

Interested UCC and Disciples young adults may request more information and an application.  The deadline for applying through Global Ministries is March 15.