Local elementary school students to take part in Children's Peace Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 30, 2007
Contact: Jeremy Jones
Miami-Dade and Broward County elementary school students to take part in Barry University’s Interfaith Children’s Peace Conference on June 5
Miami Shores, Fla. – More than 40 fourth and fifth graders from various public and private elementary schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties will take part in Barry University’s first-ever Interfaith Children’s Peace Conference on June 5 at Barry’s main campus in Miami Shores.
This unique, one-day event was created and is being hosted by Barry’s Center for Dominican Studies. The purpose of the Conference is to bring together children from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths in order to teach them about each others faith traditions. During the event, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., children will learn about conflict resolution skills, peace skills and communication skills through various interactive presentations and artistic activities. At 6 p.m. parents and their children will have dinner together at the event in which a home school component of the Conference will be introduced, allowing parents to learn some of the valuable interfaith traditions and peace skills taught to their children during the day.
This is the first year the Center for Dominican Studies has hosted the Conference, and there are plans are to make this an annual event. The Interfaith Children’s Peace Conference was made possible by a $12,000 donation to the project. For more information, call Fr. Dave Caron at (305) 899-4805.