Supporting Our Teens: A Multifaith Community Response
Faith communities from diverse traditions will offer a forum on Supporting Our Teens: A Multifaith Community Response on Monday, August 31, 7:00 pm at the Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.
A six member panel will be moderated by Palo Alto Mayor Peter Drekmeier, and include representatives from Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Christian Science traditions.
The discussion will focus on what various faith teachings and practices can offer adults in the community (parents, grandparents, teachers, neighbors, friends — anyone who cares about youth) as together we strive to better support our youth’s spiritual, mental, social and physical well-being as they begin the school year.
After brief opening remarks from each of the panelists, the core of the evening will consist of these speakers’ responses to questions from the community. To submit a question in advance, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, August 30. Representatives from other faith traditions and local congregations will be available at the end of the program for further discussion.
Several midpeninsula faith communities are organizing “youth-only” events which will be open to all teens, and will be announced during this program. The forum is planned in part in response to the tragic teen suicides and suicide attempts at the end of the last school year, prompting faith leaders from diverse traditions to come together to offer care and support to the whole community.
The purpose of the forum is to add the unique gifts of spiritual traditions as sources of strength and guidance in service to the whole community.
The event is free and open to the public.
Monday, August 31, 7:00 pm
Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
- Supporting Our Teens
Santa Clara County Council of Churches