Highlights from Tri-Faith Programs in Early 2016
Poetry Pals has had three tri-faith programs this new year: That’s three schools of three faiths coming together to learn and share at one time.
Our CHICAGO HUB partnerships, which include Sacred Heart Catholic School, MCC Full Time Muslim School, and Chicago Jewish Day School, visited a mosque and synagogue, met new friends, wrote and performed poetry, and had lunch together during two different morning programs in January and early February.
Highlights below includes learning about different cultural dress at the mosque with MCC Principal Habeeb, girls performing a poem about different holidays, boys working together and practicing beatbox with Yuri…
Our NorthEast Hub completed its final morning program at Islamic Foundation School, hosted by College Preparatory School of America from Lombard (Muslim), where their students were joined by Solomon Schechter Day School from Northbrook (Jewish) and Queen of All Saints from Chicago (Catholic). Students had a chance to do final performances that ranged from presenting artwork to performing about identities and religious traditions.
Highlights below include CPSA students coming up to read from Koran at the mosque, boys showing off their artwork, students performing on stage in front of their peers, and displaying a large art panel created collaboratively by students.