Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Youth - period ended 9.1.2006

Youth/Religious Diversity/Catoctin Camp/Baha'i camp mixes fun, spirituality/Frederick News Post/Frederick/MD/USA/21-Aug-06//... Kian and his brother, Nadeem, 2, were two of about 30 children attending Baha'i summer camp at the 400-acre Catoctin Quaker Camp facility Friday through today. ...

Youth/Cooperation/Albany Friends Meeting/Clark, Sue/Summer camp teaches peaceful lessons/Albany Times Union/Albany/NY/USA/31-Aug-06//…Albany Quakers run annual program to teach kids about how to work cooperatively….. Standing in the hall, Sue Clark of Troy said she had a vision of neighborhood kids filling the Albany Friends Quaker Meeting House at 727 Madison Ave. ...

International Conflict/Israel/Palestine/Smith, Tory/Conflict hits home/ TimesCommunity.com/Alexandria/VA/USA/16-Aug-06//… Two days after Tory Smith's mission of peace began on Israel's West Bank, he found himself in a nation at war.

Smith, 18, of Great Falls, returned earlier this month from his adventure in Israel as a humanitarian volunteer with the Religious Society of Friends, otherwise known as Quakers. While Hezbollah militants and Israeli forces traded blows to the north, Smith was connecting with people in the Palestinian territories to the south, working at a refugee camp and living with a Palestinian family.

"By far, they are some of the friendliest people I have ever met," Smith said. "I felt really safe there. The biggest worry I had was the Israeli soldiers but even that wasn't incredibly extreme." ….


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