Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building Bridges: A World Religions Program for 8th-9th Grades

Faith In Action: Peace in Israel/Palestine

Activity time: 30 minutes

Preparation for Activity

  • Find a member of your congregation or community who is part of an organization that promotes peace in Israel/Palestine or works on cooperative relationships among local Muslims and Jews. Invite them to talk to the group. If they have Jewish and Muslim colleagues, invite them, too. Suggest they create a presentation no longer than 20 minutes and bring an activity youth can do to help—for example, postcards to write to elected officials or care boxes for people in refugee camps. Let them know the youth might have questions.

Description of Activity

Tell the group that the visitor(s) will discuss their approach and activities to help bring peace to Israel/Palestine. Introduce the visitor(s). After the presentation, facilitate youth to ask questions. If the visitor has brought an activity to help youth engage with the peace process, invite them to lead it.

Thank the visitor(s).