Source: Los Angeles Times
On January 8, 2000, the Los Angeles Times published an article on the preparations for the inaugural Interfaith Youth Conference 2000, an event schedule for April 2nd at Chapman University in California. A group of 25 teenagers of a variety of faiths, operating under the umbrella of the National Conference for Community and Justice, has met since October 1999 to plan the day-long event that they hope will attract more than 1,000 youths. Genevieve Hakanson, a 17-year-old Methodist from Fountain Valley, CA, stated: "We all have prejudices about one another's faiths, which is why the conference will be so great, to help dispel those prejudices." Daniel Brown, a senior at Garden Grove High School who is a born-again Christian, stated: "I think there's a lot of untruths and rumors about religions, and it would be good for everyone to learn the reality...It's best to try and get it into people's heads when they're young, so that's why this is so important."