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Program Overview:

The Interfaith Citizens Institute travels from the rural camp setting of Navasota, Texas to the urban center of Houston. The program brings together American, Israeli, and Palestinian teens in order to deepen cross-cultural relationships, civic responsibility, and knowledge of Houston’s social and environmental challenges. Participants engage in personal and group challenge activities and learn what local government, faith communities, and service providers are doing to tackle social and environmental issues.

Interfaith Citizens participants engage in intensive writing workshops, learning about key issues surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, dialogue sessions, and visits to community and governmental institutions exploring connections between peace, faith, and environment.   

Program Location and Dates:

Interfaith Citizens Institute for 16-17 year olds

2024 Dates Coming Soon*

*Middle East participants return home a day after the conclusion of the the program

For more information on how to apply to the Interfaith Citizenship Institute, please visit the Apply page of our website. If you have any questions about this program, please write us an email at
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Program Photos:
2019 Group
Reconciliation in action
Examining maps of the Middle East
Be you
Camp Allen service-project
Cleaning up the Camp Allen garden
Taking a leap of faith
Sunday worship
Challah making
Ropes course
Horseback riding
Campers and volunteers
Presenting at a synagogue
Serving at the Beacon
Presidential library
Camp meal
Mosque visit
Hard work
Camp Allen service-project
Friday prayer
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