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Monthly Drop-in Sessions

How does your faith motivate you to make the world a better place?

In K4PB’s monthly Community Workshops, you’ll get to answer that question! Join our workshops to learn about different faith traditions and deepen your own religious identity through dialogue with other young people. Workshop topics will focus on deepening our knowledge of different faith traditions, and on giving us the language and tools we need to create the inclusive world we want to see. You’ll also have a chance to visit houses of worship around the Greater Boston Area, observing prayers and meeting religious leaders. K4PB workshops will help build your skills to create a world where everyone is truly included and valued, and you will have a lot of fun meeting new people and forming friendships to last a lifetime in the process!

 

All are welcome to join K4PB Community Workshops—whether you are a seasoned member of our community, this is your first program with us, or you are a youth leader seeking to bring your youth group to join us!

With our Community Workshops, you don’t have to commit to a yearlong program—you can sign up month-by-month  or for the entire year, according to your own schedule!

 

Community Workshops will take place in Dorchester from 2-5pm except where noted otherwise. Open to anyone in 7th-12 grade. 

The cost for each Workshop will be $30. We depend on modest program fees to help us be able to run our programs, but our #1 priority is that cost should NEVER be a barrier to joining our community! Click here to access a hassle-free scholarship to fully meet any level of financial need.

Community Workshop Dates & Topics:

September 12, 2021: Welcome Back Workshop- Moving Our Community Forward

November 7, 2021: Indigenous Religions of the Americas

January 16, 2022: Kids4Peace Boston’s Annual Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

March 18, 2022: Jewish Ritual Observation

May 15, 2022 Kids4Peace Boston Annual Family Dinner, with Muslim Ritual Observation

October 24, 2021: Harvest Festival: Our Religious Connections to Land, Food, and Place

December 5, 2021: Christian Ritual Observation

February 13, 2022: Whose Religion is it Anyway? African, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Diasporic Religious Traditions 

April 19 & 20:  Dialogue & Facilitation Training  

Sign Up: Upcoming Community Workshops

You can sign up for workshops individually at the drop-in rate, or you can sign up for all workshops in the 2021-2022 School Year at a discounted rate. To sign up for an individual workshop, use the “Register Today” button in the description of the workshop below. If instead you’d like to sign up for all of the workshops in the 2021-2022 School Year, you can use the “Register for ALL Community Workshops” button below.

December 2021

Let's Explore

Christian Religious Observation

Please see our COVID-19 policies here

Christian Religious Observation
December 12 | 3:00-5:30pm
in-person (Cambridge, MA)

Register by: Friday, December 10, 2021

We are excited that our December Community Workshop is also our first religious observance of the year! A Kids4Peace Boston classic, we will be invited into the Christian community of the Society of St. John the Evangelist for a tour of the monastery, to observe the Sunday Evensong, and a time for fellowship, refreshments, and questions after the service. Religious Observances offer an opportunity for us to live interfaith dialogue in a very special and tangible way, and they are a favorite of our K4PB community. We are looking forward to Jewish and Muslim observances later this year.

Individuals can sign up below, and family members are welcome to attend with their youth. If you are interested in bringing your youth group, email Megan at megan@kids4peaceboston.org to make arrangements.

Please note: this Community Workshop is hosted by a House of Worship, and therefore is held at a different time than our other workshops throughout the year to comply with their worship schedule.

What to expect at our Community Workshop:

Previous Community Workshops

November 2021

Let's Explore

Indigenous Religions of the Americas

Please see our COVID-19 policies here

Sunday, November 7, 2021 2:00-5:00pm
Exact location details will be shared with those who register.

Register by: Friday, November 5, 2021

In this community workshop, we will pause and reflect on the religious traditions that are indigenous to the Americas—extending from Alaska to Argentina. We will consider how our own religious stories relate to the narratives of these vibrant and varied traditions, and we will learn about the rituals that sustain them. And of course, we will have plenty of fun along the way!

What to expect at our Community Workshop:

October 2021

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Let's Explore

Harvest Festival: Our Religious Connections to Land, Food, and Place

Please see our COVID-19 policies here

Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:00-5:00pm
Exact location details will be shared with those who register.

Register by: Friday, October 22, 2021

Did you know that harvest—the season of gathering crops after a successful summer of farming, often to be stored for the winter—is tied to religious practices in many traditions? In this program, we’re going to think together about the ways that our faiths have integrated the importance of land, food, and place to how we connect to the Divine. We’ll also consider how religious traditions are responding to the climate crisis today, and what resources we have in our religious traditions to take action. And of course, we’ll have a lot of fun along the way!

What to expect at our Community Workshop:

September 2021

Welcome Back Workshop: Moving Our Community Forward

What to expect at our first Community Workshop:

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Dorchester, MA. Exact location details will be shared with those who register.

 Please see our COVID-19 policies here

What a year it’s been since we had our school-year program in-person! We’re so excited to be back—whether you’ve been in K4PB for years or this is your first time joining the community, we can’t wait to see you on September 12th! In this workshop, we’re going to be all about community building and exploring how to move our interfaith community forward. That means having fun, talking about how things have been this year, and thinking about how we want to keep building our community this year and beyond!

APRIL 2021

Let's Explore

What We Honor in Public Spaces: When Art, History, and Social Justice Collide

Wednesday April 7
4:30pm-6:00pm
Wednesday April 7
4:30pm-6:00pm

Lately there’s been a lot of attention on Confederate statues in the South: are they part of the fabric of our country that need to stay where they are so that history isn’t erased, or are painful and daily reminders of historical and current racism that need to be taken down so that we don’t honor people and ideas that cause harm? We don’t hear as much debate closer to home around what we people and ideas we highlight and honor in our public spaces. But did you know that controversial names and images can be found all over the Boston area, too, like the famous Faneuil Hall, named after a slave trader? 

Come to this month’s K4PB@Home meeting as we talk about and use art to explore questions like:

FEBRUARY 2021

Let's Explore

Discovering Me, Discovering Us: Creating Change Together

February 23
4:30pm-6:00pm

Join us in February as we revisit our identities and welcome new K4PB participants! It’s a word we use a lot, but what is identity anyway? Is it how I look at myself or how my friends, family, or even strangers look at me? We all hold many different identities, all at once—our faith, race, gender, family ties, and more—and these all combine to help us understand who we are and how we interact in the world.

In our next K4PB@Home session, which will be in February, we will explore the different ways that identity affects us and why it’s important to think about identity when we try to make our world better. We will tackle fun topics like intersectionality and social justice, and think about how we can create change using the new things we learn about identity. We will also be inviting new youth who are interested in exploring K4PB and possibly joining our community, so we hope that you will help us welcome them! If you participated in this session when we ran it in November, we’d love for you to still come to this session—talk to us about how you can take on a leadership role!

What to Expect

DECEMBER

Let's Explore

Discovering Me, Discovering Us: Religious Identities in Communities

December 8
4:30pm-6:00pm

Want to learn about other peoples’ religious identities, and share your own? Interested in exploring the objects, practices, and wisdom of the different faith traditions represented in our K4PB community? Do you want time to hang out and have fun? Then we hope you’ll join us for our December interfaith celebration! 

What to Expect

NOVEMBER

Let's Explore

Intersectionality and Identity

November 17
4:00pm-5:30pm

It’s a word we use a lot, but what is identity anyway? Is it how I look at myself or how my friends, family, or even strangers look at me? We all hold many different identities, all at once—our faith, race, gender, family ties, and more— and these all combine together to help us understand who we are and how we interact in the world. In November’s K4PB@Home session, we will explore the different ways that identity affects us and why it’s important to think about identity when we try to make our world better. We will tackle topics like intersectionality and social justice, and think about how we can create change using the new things we learn about identity. You don’t want to miss this!

What to Expect

OCTOBER

Let's Explore

Voter Suppression

October 21
4:30pm-5:30pm

Is voter suppression a thing of the past or a persistent and present problem? How do we ensure all voices are heard in elections? How do our faith identities call us to participate in democracy, and ensure all voices are heard? In this K4PB@Home program we’ll start to answer these questions and more.

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Questions?

Let us know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions! We ALWAYS want to hear from you!

Dorchester, MA. Exact location details will be shared with those who register.

 Please see our COVID-19 policies here

What a year it’s been since we had our school-year program in-person! We’re so excited to be back—whether you’ve been in K4PB for years or this is your first time joining the community, we can’t wait to see you on September 12th! In this workshop, we’re going to be all about community building and exploring how to move our interfaith community forward. That means having fun, talking about how things have been this year, and thinking about how we want to keep building our community this year and beyond!