IPC 2016

Interfaith Peace Camp will not be held in 2016 since the IPC committee has decided to focus efforts on long-term planning and sustainability.

If you are passionate about making sure IPC continues its work, please consider joining our team.

Contact: InterfaithPeaceCamp@gmail.com

Look for more news about the summer 2017 Interfaith Peace Camp in the future. Over the next year, the IPC Planning Committee is taking time to work on making IPC sustainable for the years to come. The IPC Planning Committee is comprised of community members from Abrahamic faith communities who care about nurturing interfaith relationships here in the Shenandoah Valley. If you would like to join our committee’s efforts and contribute your skills to our organization and camp, please contact us at interfaithpeacecamp@gmail.com!

About the Interfaith Peace Camps

Interfaith Peace Camp is an annual collaborative effort of Harrisonburg-Rockingham faith communities and Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Interfaith Engagement. It began as a pilot the summer of 2008 and has grown considerably since. We’re very happy that the Fetzer Institute recently reported, about our camp,

Some key questions in the study include gauging how interfaith camps change the attitudes of participants, how much they lead to interfaith discussions afterward and how open participants are to the ‘religious other’ after experiencing the camp. Read more…

Interfaith Peace Camp, rooted in Abrahamic faith traditions, is a week-long day camp offered to rising 1st through 6th graders interested in building friendships and understanding between children from other local Abrahamic faith traditions. The camp is planned and staffed by an interfaith team of community members with the desire to provide low-cost, high-quality learning experiences for campers.

At the heart of peacebuilding is relationship building. A wonderful way to build relationships is through open and sincere communication between diverse faiths and peoples. It is the belief of the planning committee that when we build relationships with others, it is less likely that we will wish them harm. The Interfaith Peace Camp is an expression of a sincere desire for peace in our world.