Two Groups of Local Teenagers Come Together to Learn & Promote Acceptance
MILWAUKEE - Call it a chance to walk in someone else's shoes.
Two groups of local teenagers are coming together to talk about what life is like for them.
In the middle of a polarizing political climate, the "Saint James Catholic Faith Community" and the "Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition" brought their children together this afternoon with the simple idea of learning.
"It's neat to see these kids interact because it's pure. They don't have what we adults have. They just want to get to know somebody different and they really pushed us to do this," said Rick Schmidt, a teacher at St. James Catholic Church.
"I'm really happy that they're able to ask questions, learn more. Again, I think it helps everyone understand each other," said Othman Atta of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee.
Saint James made a similar trip to the Islamic Society of Milwaukee last year. They hope to create an interfaith dialogue promoting acceptance.