Mar 27 2013

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Young Activists To Learn Art of Debate


debate.graphic_picI received an email regarding an interesting program sponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York. The program, called “Debate in the Neighborhood”, will bring together high school-aged students from a diverse spectrum of NYC’s faith-based communities in Brooklyn and Queens.

The new program was designed to teach students the art of debate in a fusion of mutual concerns regarding social justice and civil liberty.

“Right now in Queens, we are working with the Hindu Temple Society of North America, the Jamaica Muslim Center, and the Sikh Cultural Society in Richmond Hill. In the Bronx we are working with the Islamic Leadership School, and Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, which is a Roman Catholic group,” according to the email.

The program aims to immerse students in different houses of worship, and now that the program is up and running, mixed teams will work together to practice a final debate for a tournament which will take place in May. The subject of the final debate is “Privacy and the use of Surveillance Technologies.”

If you would be interested in participating in any of these meetings please contact: Kevin Childress, Social Media Manager of The Interfaith Center of New York Email: kevin@interfaithcenter.org  (646) 245-8509.

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