Monnitte V. Monana

'YES Camp' In Bethlehem: A Third Year Of Success

Christian and Muslim youths play, learn and pray

By Monnitte V. Monana

The author is from Banate, Iloilo, and Meliza Panes who is featured in the story and took the photos is from Passi, Iloilo. They are both members of the Teresian Association.

BETHLEHEM (Holy Land) (October, 2008). - A mixed group of 41 young Christians and Muslims enthusiastically participated in the five-day Youth Encounter Summer (YES) 2008 organized by thePontifical Mission Library-Bethlehem (PML-Bethlehem)  in cooperation with the Teresian Association (TA) in the Holy Land. With the theme Unity in Diversity, the camp focused on activities and dynamics to awaken a sense of social awareness and responsibility among the participants, no matter how different they might be.