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Nov. 10 Festival of Faith and Culture for Children

posted Sep 3, 2013, 6:45 AM by Interfaith WS   [ updated Oct 17, 2013, 9:11 AM ]
A Festival of Faith and Culture designed for children in grades K-5 will be held at the Gateway YWCA Sunday afternoon, November 10.  It begins at 2 p.m. and runs until 5 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Interfaith Winston-Salem (   Student organizations at Wake Forest University will help create and staff the event, and leaders and youth from many worship centers will be leading the activities.

The free festival will include four activity areas:

1.       Arts and Crafts – Children will have an opportunity make a take-home art or craft item that helps them learn about other faith traditions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Unitarian Universalism and Baha’i.

2.       Performance – Storytellers, actors and musicians will share from Christian, Unitarian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist traditions.

3.       Cultural – Students from Wake Forest will create displays on Africa (including a Kwanzaa activity), East Asia, Southeast Asia/Middle East and South, Central and Latin America.

4.       Taste and Tell – Children will be able to sample foods from different countries and learn why those foods are important in those regions.

                Parents and leaders of children’s groups are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about their neighbors.  The Gateway YWCA is located at 1300 South Main Street (  For more information, contact Jerry McLeese at