Teen Trialogue

The 2013 Teen Trialogue Series, "Psst... Did you hear about those people" was held on January 23 at the Peace Academy, January 30 at Temple Israel and February 6, at Cascia Hall from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The annual series is an effort to encourage interaction and dialogue among Christians, Jews, Muslims, and often persons of other faith traditions as well. The three-session Series has been enormously popular and successful since its inception in 1983, and provides an opportunity for high school students from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith traditions (and sometimes others) to discuss and learn about their own faith traditions while simultaneously exploring others. It fosters a strengthening of each participant’s chosen faith, better understanding of other faiths, and cross-cultural and inter-religious friendships.

Teen Trialogue meets for three thematically organized sessions. All sessions are 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Suggested discussion questions are provided. Adult team leaders from each faith tradition provide guidance and structure. Members of OCCJ’s Youth Committee oversee and facilitate the process.

Teen Trialogue participants have said:

“I liked gaining knowledge about other faiths.”
“I liked meeting new people.”
“I enjoyed experiencing different cultures and such.”
“I really liked trying different foods.”
“I enjoyed discussing faith with random groups.”
“I liked being able to share personal experiences.”
“I liked getting to know the different holidays of various religions.”

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