Kids4Peace received the 2012 Bishop’s Medal during the Eucharist at the 196th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.
Kids4Peace is a powerful peace program in which 12 Muslim, Jewish and Christian children from Jerusalem fly to one of four American camp sites to join 12 of their American peers for two weeks of summer fun, faith-sharing and learning about each other.
During the summer of 2012, Kids4Peace-North Carolina campers attended a minor league baseball game, learned teamwork through a creek walk and ropes course, attended each other’s places of worship, and celebrated their common ancestor, Abraham, through a tent celebration.
The goal of Kids4Peace is to teach children from conflict-ridden Israel/Palestine to recognize their commonalities, both spiritually and personally, and to promote peace in their homeland. Once children attend Kids4Peace, they continue to be involved in leadership and peace training throughout their adolescent years. Many even later return as camp counselors.
Watch the Kids4Peace North Carolina Video
Watch the Award Ceremony