Operation Understanding Youth Tour
The 2013 Operation Understanding Interfaith Youth Tour will be held on November 17, 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. The annual Youth Interfaith Tour of diverse houses of worship – “Operation Understanding” – is an effort to encourage interchange, interaction, and dialogue among individuals of varying faith traditions. The Tour, which is held on a Sunday afternoon in the fall each year, has been enormously popular and successful since its inception in 1981.
Operation Understanding brings together middle school and high school students to afford them an opportunity to learn about some of the different religions in Tulsa. No proselytizing is allowed. As the group visits the houses of worship, the clergy will speak to them and answer questions. We hope this experience will help the students understand, appreciate and respect differences in religion. Attendees are not expected to participate in the worship, but are asked to respectfully observe.
2013 Tour Stops
Masjid Al-Salam Mosque**
4630 South Irvington Avenue
1719 South Owasso
Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
1301 South Boston Avenue
Hindu Temple of Greater Tulsa
16943 East 21st Street
** Your cooperation is requested in dressing modestly at the Masjid Al-Salam Mosque.
Women are requested to wear long skirts or loose slacks and a head covering such as a hat or headscarf. Men and women will enter separately and be seated on the floor.
This event is free but participants must register.