For those of you who haven’t met Alex Kern, he is the fantastic Protestant Chaplain here at Brandeis. Not only is he one of the kindest and most compassionate people I have ever met, he is a champion of peace and justice. He promotes peace on campus, and also serves as the executive director of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries. Alex earned a master of divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School, where he also served as adjunct faculty and staff. He received a bachelor’s degree in religious studies, history and African-American studies from Guilford College in North Carolina. He has a certificate from the Boston Theological Institute for work focused on reconciliation, ecumenism and restorative justice.

He is hosting the Interfaith Youth Initiative 2011 Summer Program Sunday July 10 to Sunday July 17, 2011 here at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. The camp’s focus this year will be to “interpret our spiritual visions of justice and peace, while living out Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beloved Community” in the 21st century”. Pretty awesome huh?

This unique program gives students from various religious backgrounds the opportunity to meet, create understanding, and work together for peace!

Men and women are housed in separate staffed areas on campus, and if desired, students may commute from home. Religious and dietary needs will be accommodated.

For more information and an application,contact Alexander Levering Kern or Matt Carriker at:
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Interfaith Youth Initiative 474 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458
617-244-3650 IFYI@coopmet.org, www.coopmet.org

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