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Interfaith summer camp in Boise will unite three faiths

The Interfaith Camp will explore stories from the Bible, Torah and Quran. The focus will be on embracing differences and peaceful conflict resolutions.
The Interfaith Camp will explore stories from the Bible, Torah and Quran. The focus will be on embracing differences and peaceful conflict resolutions. Provided by Interfaith Camp

Under the Tent of Abraham is a summer camp for children ages 8 through 12 to gather and learn more about three faith traditions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The camp, hosted by the Boise First Congregational United Church of Christ, will take place from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 8-12, 2201 Woodlawn St. in Boise.

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The camp, named for the religious story of Abraham, who welcomed strangers into his home, is also open to teens who are interested in working as volunteers alongside adult volunteers.

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The camp will explore stories from the Bible, Torah and Quran. The focus will be on embracing differences and peaceful conflict resolutions.

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Artistic and gardening activities will also be central to the camp experience. Campers will create individual glass mosaic pieces, paint a peace mural at the Boise Islamic Center and work in the community garden at Ahavath Beth Israel Synagogue. Camp is free, though organizers suggest a $40 donation. No one will be turned away and scholarships are available.

Register for the camp, or sign up as a volunteer (teen or adult) by calling the church office at 208-344-5731 or email church@boisefirstucc.org.

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