6th Interfaith Youth Peace Camp

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2019-02-02 All Day

Country: Philippines
City: Quezon City
The 6th Interfaith Youth Peace Camp was a gathering of youth aged 18-30 coming from different beliefs and faith traditions for a day of friendship, camaraderie and mutual respect, and to encourage collaboration for future projects and encounters. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines is on its 6th year of organizing this event participated by the Roman Catholic, Muslim, Hinduism, Buddhism, and other Christian faiths. Close to 150 participants joined the event. Prior to the Peace Camp, participants were pre-registered and prepared for their participation. The day started with getting-to-know-you activities to encourage interaction. Following that, each representative from the different faith-based organizations presented their beliefs in the Presentation of Faith segment through video or song. Afterwards, the youth were divided into 10 teams to make a poster based on the WIHW theme. In the second part of the peace camp, the participants traveled to Camp Tipolo Adventureland in Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City for team-building activities facilitated by the game masters of the Camp Tipolo. The unity of the 10 teams was put to a test as they crossed logs, jumped over water, crossed bridges and other group tasks. The trek down to Camp Tipolo Adventureland did not stop the participants from giving their best for their teams. The team-building activities that the facilitators prepared for the youth were to encourage teamwork, improve communication, develop trust and respect, and to bond with their team members in a fun way. To cap off the fun-filled event, groups received special awards and prizes for a job well done. The organizations that participated in the peace camp included Nur Factory (Muslim), Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple (Buddhist), Peacemakers’ Circle (Hindu), Aglipay (schism from Roman Catholic), Ina ng Laging Saklolo Parish (Roman Catholic), Our Lady of Fatima Parish (Roman Catholic), Focolare Movement (Roman Catholic and Evangelical Christian), Silpis Quiapo Interfaith Council (Muslim), and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.