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Students can explore peace on the 2016 Peace Matters Expedition

posted Apr 30, 2016, 6:27 AM by Dan Thiede
Outward Bound Peacebuilding is pleased to announce the June 2016 Peace Matters Expedition, an interfaith exploration of peace. The program is offered in partnership the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and delivered with Voyageur Outward Bound.

This June, 12 student leaders will come together to explore the meaning and value of peace across faith traditions as they spend five days on a canoeing and rock climbing expedition in the St. Croix Riverway, Minnesota. After the expedition, students will participate in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, including an opportunity to collaborate in a dialogue session.

Overview
Interfaith dialogue is the positive interaction between people of different religious traditions on doctrine and/or matters of mutual concern in culture or politics. In partnership with the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, the Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding will offer extraordinary 5-day wilderness expeditions for student leaders representing different faith communities and concerned with the value of peace. Participants for the Peace Matters Expedition will be currently enrolled undergraduate students in U.S. institutions with demonstrated leadership capacity and interest in interfaith dialogue and peacebuilding.

Program at a Glance
  • Orientation and pre-post curriculum sessions (done via webinar)
  • 5-day canoeing and rock climbing expedition in St. Croix Riverway, Minnesota
  • Dialogue session at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum
Dates
  • June 1-5 — Expedition (Participants need to arrive to Minneapolis by the evening of May 31st for a 9am start time on June 1st)
  • June 7-9 — Nobel Peace Prize Forum is June 7-9
Participant Profile
Currently enrolled undergraduate students in U.S. institutions with demonstrated leadership capacity and interest in interfaith dialogue and peacebuilding.

Location
St. Croix Riverway, Minnesota


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