Program Overview:

The Interfaith Citizenship 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 Citizenship 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:


The first half of the program is held at Camp Allen in Navasota, TX and the second half at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, TX. The program is conducted in a mix of rural and urban environments.


Interfaith Citizenship Institute for 16-17 year olds, Jerusalem 

August 3 - 9, 2020

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

2020 Interfaith Citizenship Institute is relocated to the Holy Lands due to COVID-19

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Jerusalem Peacebuilders

3300 Chimney Rock Rd #301

Houston, TX 77056

+1 (713) 784-3300

Jerusalem Peacebuilders Inc. is registered as a 501©(3) nonprofit charitable organization in the United States (EIN 45-2233148).


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