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BlogChaptersSeattle
November 26, 2016

Solidarity in Seattle

by Jordan Goldwarg, Northwest Regional Director In my life, I don’t think I have ever had the experience of an unknown grown man hugging me while breaking down in tears.…
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BlogChapter NewsSeattle
October 8, 2016

Rosetta stones, ocarinas, and a whole lot of Kids4Peace Magic!

“It’s like these charts are Rosetta Stones for our identities.” So said one of the participants at the Kids4Peace Seattle fall retreat. We had just completed an activity in which…
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BlogChaptersSummer 2016
September 21, 2016

Cincinnati Day Camp 2016

Kids4Peace is so excited that our newest chapter has launched its very first youth program.  Rising 6th and 7th graders, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian, came together today for an interfaith…
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BlogHome PageJerusalemNewsPress ReleasesUpdates
September 19, 2016

Kids4Peace #ForwardTogether Walk and Youth Panel

Invitation to:  Kids4Peace #ForwardTogether Walk and Youth Panel This Thursday, youth of Jerusalem are making change. Over the past summer Jewish, Christian and Muslim youth, participants of Kids4Peace Jerusalem, traveled…
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BlogNewsPeopleStoriesSummer 2016Vermont
August 11, 2016

GLOBAL INSTITUTE TEENS IN VERMONT | Imagine the Unimaginable

Imagine the Unimaginable By Diane Davis “Unimaginable” was my foremost thought as I listened to the young Jewish, Christian, and Muslim teenagers from Kids4Peace (www.k4p.org) during the Williston Federated Church…
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BlogGlobal InstituteHome PageJerusalemStories
May 24, 2016

K4P Leadership Youth Meet Diplomats

by Hana, K4P Jerusalem Media Intern Last Thursday Kids4Peace Jerusalem’s Leadership youth (9th graders), met with diplomats from the US Consulate, the US Embassy, and USAID. The session started with…
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BlogChapter NewsHome PageSeattle
May 12, 2016

Finding Common Ground in Seattle

by Jordan Goldwarg, Northwest Regional Director On Sunday, May 8, Kids4Peace Seattle held its first joint activity with students at Noor Academy, the Sunday school of the Muslim Association of…
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Home PageNewsVermont
May 11, 2016

Walk4Peace in Burlington June 2nd

Join us June 5th at 2pm Your donations support the Kids4Peace Vermont Summer Camp for youth from the USA. Come Walk4Peace Come support Kids4Peace and walk up and down Church…
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BlogChapter NewsHome PageSeattle
April 29, 2016

Speaking Up for What’s Right

By Jordan Goldwarg, Northwest Regional Director In Kids4Peace, we encourage our youth to be leaders, and one powerful way of exercising leadership is by speaking up for what you believe…
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BlogChapter NewsHome PageNew HampshireNewsVermont
April 19, 2016

Exploring Emotions: Vermont/New Hampshire Spring Retreat

by Nancy Stone Our Spring over-night retreat took place April 16-17 at sisters Lola and Zelda’s spacious home in New Hampshire with 15 alumni and adults attending.  Our first activity…
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BlogChapter News
February 18, 2016

Lessons from the Lotus Pond

by Hannah Hochkeppel, K4P Seattle Program Director An Evangelical Christian Pastor, a Unitarian Minister, a Buddhist Monk, and a Jewish Business Woman walk in to a room … and it…
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BlogHome PageJerusalemStoriesStoriesYouth
February 16, 2016

Light in the Darkness: 137 Peacemakers

Last weekend, Kids4Peace Jerusalem brought 137 peacemakers (7th-12th grade) to Neve Shalom for a weekend full of learning, sharing, team-building, and mainly: Storytelling. Thanks to our generous donors, USAID West…
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BlogNewsVermont
February 10, 2016

A weekend seminar with K4P NH/VT

by Nancy, K4P NH/VT Art Teacher Many Vermont and New Hampshire campers, counselors and staff members of the three faiths met for an over-night retreat the last weekend of January. It was…
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BlogChapter NewsHome Page
January 17, 2016

Standing in Solidarity in Seattle

by Sarah Rose, K4P Seattle Counselor Kids4Peace Seattle’s overnight last weekend was one for the books! It was filled with laughter, fun, and bonding between the first and second year…
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BlogChapter News
January 13, 2016

A Weekend in the Life of Kids4Peace Seattle

by Jordan Goldwarg, K4P Northwest Regional Director There are times when the life of Kids4Peace gets so busy that time seems to warp in a way that allows us to…
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BlogChapter NewsNews
November 30, 2015

Kids4Peace NH/VT Reunite

by Nancy Stone, K4P NH/VY  Vermont and New Hampshire kids and parents of recent Kids4Peace local and national camps met Saturday November 21st for a much anticipated reunion.  Though some…
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BlogJerusalemStories
November 30, 2015

A night of hope and inspiration

Last Thursday night was a night of hope and inspiration. All of our youth, parents, and steering committee met and discussed different topics. Leap (7th grade) finished designing and decorating…
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BlogCampStoriesStories from Camp
August 20, 2015

Camp 2015: Being a peacemaker

by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator The morning started off with mindfulness, a chance to “open your heart” as Itai, a Jewish camper from Jerusalem put it. The group practiced paying attention…
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BlogCampStoriesStories from Camp
August 19, 2015

Camp 2015: Crossing the line

by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator A puzzling picture was presented to the kids when they arrived at dialogue. Some saw an elderly woman, while others found a young woman’s face. After…
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BlogCampStoriesStories from Camp
August 18, 2015

Camp 2015: Word of the day: Empathy

by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator The word of the day was empathizing, which one Muslim camper from Jerusalem, Qais, defined as “feeling somebody else’s pain”. Sarah, who was leading the discussion…
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BlogCampStoriesStories from Camp
August 16, 2015

Camp 2015: Church, Ice Cream, and a Test of Tenacity

by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator The day started early, finishing up packing before breakfast and getting dressed for church. It was a struggle to get all the luggage packed into the…
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BlogCampStoriesStories from Camp
August 14, 2015

Camp 2015: Filling up in NH/VT

by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator The second full day of camp started off learning how to ask for a translation. Sarah, the dialogue facilitator, and Chelsea, the interfaith advisor, demonstrated with…
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BlogCampHouston
August 13, 2015

Houston camp visits NASA

by Dala, Muslim Counselor, K4P Jerusalem It was our last day at Camp Allen, so we ate breakfast and headed to NASA and now we’re spending this one night at…
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BlogCampStories
August 13, 2015

Roots Day 5: Building a Sustainable Earth

by Leah, K4P Summer Intern The theme of the day was learning about how to “go green”. We spent the morning at Kibbutz Lotan, a small Kibbutz that is just…
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BlogCampJerusalem
August 13, 2015

8th Grade Roots Camp Day 4: Awaiting the Big Surprise

by Leah, K4P Summer Intern Another exciting, hot, and action-packed day! The highlight of the campers’ day was definitely their movement session with Shuli. Shuli organized a session where they…
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BlogCampHouston
August 12, 2015

Half way through Houston Camp!

by Dala, K4P Muslim Counselor, Jerusalem And we’re on the 6th day now, 5 more days to go. Today is our last night at Camp Allen so tomorrow we will…
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BlogCampStoriesVermont
August 11, 2015

Counselor Prep in Vermont

 by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator, K4P NH/VT camp Monday, August 10th was a full day of working hard and building group moral for the VT/NH staff. Individuals had trickled in…
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BlogCampStoriesStories
August 11, 2015

We will, we will SPREAD PEACE!

by Ariel, Jerusalem camper at NC camp We will spread peace (to the tune of ‘We will rock you’) Buddy you’re a boy making big noise playing on the streets…
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BlogCampSeattleStories from Camp
August 10, 2015

“All we need is here…”

by Dagan, Jerusalem Jewish Advisor, Seattle Camp “All we need is here…” This chant (led by our Christian faith advisor Malcolm) has become one of our camp’s many anthems.  I found…
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BlogBostonCamp
August 9, 2015

Boston trip 2015!

by Matt Loper, Kids4Peace Boston Director Another exciting, action-packed day at Kids4Peace! After an early start and a sad goodbye to Camp Merrowvista, our home for the last 8 days, we…
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BlogCampJerusalemStories
August 9, 2015

8th Grade Roots Camp Day 1: This is the Desert!

by Leah, K4P Summer Intern It was an incredible and action packed first day at Roots Camp! We began the day at the Kids4Peace office at 6:30am. The kids came…
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BlogBostonCamp
August 9, 2015

Grateful in Boston

We spent the morning reflecting on our time here together through a camp-wide scavenger hunt that reminded us of everything we have done and worked on so far. Hidden on trees…
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BlogCampHouston
August 9, 2015

Peace can be a heavy weight, but if we all carry it together it can be a wonderful gift.

by Bar, Jewish Faith Advisor, Houston Camp Today is a beautiful, cool morning with the birds singing, the sun coming out of the trees and the lake begins to shine bright. We…
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BlogCampChapter NewsSeattle
August 7, 2015

Giving Thanks in Seattle

by Emily Holm, Kids4Peace Intern Eagerly awaiting our kids, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. After a record-breaking Northwest heat wave, it seemed as though the sky gave a sigh of relief…
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BlogBostonCamp
August 6, 2015

Soccer, cheer, talent and more in Kids4Peace Boston

by Matt Loper, Kids4Peace Boston Director Soccer before breakfast has become the usual. Everyone has learned where to find the Kosher, Halal, and vegetarian food options. We are all ready for…
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BlogBostonCamp
August 5, 2015

The Great Hike

by Matt Loper, Kids4Peace Boston Director Yesterday was such a full day that we all had no choice but to fall asleep early and catch up on some much needed ZzzZZzzzz’s.…
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BlogBostonCamp
August 5, 2015

#dayinthelife of a #k4pkid

 Can you believe that just one day at camp can hold all of this: - Sharing our sacred objects and learning from each other why they are important. - Kosher chocolate chip pancakes! - Sitting and…
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BlogBostonCamp
August 3, 2015

Helping hands, Warm heart, Vivid seeing, Searching feet

by Matt Loper, Kids4Peace Boston Director It was another incredible day at Kids4Peace Camp – busy and full of meaning and FUN! We woke up happy and full of energy. The…
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BlogCampLeadership
August 3, 2015

Tearful last day of Leadership Camp (K4P & JPB)

by Jiries, Christian Counselor, Jerusalem The boys woke up at 6am to finish packing their bags and getting ready for the last day’s activities. They showed each other the various…
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BlogBostonCamp
August 2, 2015

Rock, Paper, Scissors, RAFT!

by Matt Loper, Kids4Peace Boston Director It was a perfect day in New Hampshire!  The sky was blue, a breeze kept the kids cool, and the lake sparkled in the sunshine.…
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BlogCampLeadership
August 2, 2015

Too much watermelon at Leadership Camp – JPB and K4P

by Lana (Muslim) and Yosef (Jewish), USA participants We woke up to a cloudy Saturday morning with all of us feeling tired and sad about leaving the next day. After…
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AtlantaBlogCampStories
July 31, 2015

Journeying

by Rachel, American Christian Advisor, North Carolina Our group also asked a question about the hijabs or headscarves that many Muslim women wear. The Imam pointed out that people cover…
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BlogBostonCamp
July 31, 2015

Woodshop, Archery, and a Blueberry Bush

by Matt Loper, Kids4Peace Boston Director Friday was an amazing day! In the morning we selected activities that we wanted to do. Some of us went to the woodworking shop, others…
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BlogCampLeadership
July 31, 2015

Learning. Service. Sharing. Prayer.

by Yosef, Jewish, USA participant Today all the boys woke up at 7:30 AM, because we forgot to set an alarm for 6:30 AM for the morning run. After breakfast,…
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AtlantaBlogCampNorth CarolinaStoriesStories
July 31, 2015

“Seeing Beyond Myself”

by Rachel, American Christian Faith Adviser, North Carolina After rock climbing this morning and a break for lunch, the 6th graders went to their daily Discovery session. The first activity involved…
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BlogCampLeadership
July 31, 2015

Day 8 at Leadership Camp (JPB & K4P)

by David, Jewish participant, Jerusalem Jiries woke me up this morning at 7 AM, so I decided I might as well go and take a morning shower to wake me…
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BlogCampLeadership
July 30, 2015

A day of courage for Leadership: K4P & JPB

by Nicole and Ayyoub, Muslim Participants, Jerusalem and USA Today we started the morning with delicious waffles. After that we had a Courage workshop put on by the junior counselors, Jiries…
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BlogCampStoriesStories
July 29, 2015

Mapping Home

by Rachel, American Christian Faith Adviser for NC Camp This morning the 6th grade campers went on a hike on Eagle Rock trail with Jill, some Camp Bob staff and…
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New HampshirePeoplePeopleVermont
July 13, 2015

New Hampshire & Vermont – Counselors & Staff 2015

NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT - COUNSELORS & STAFF 2015 USA - STAFF Jeff Mandell (Camp Director) Jeff is the North East Regional Director of Kids4Peace and Camp Director for Vermont…
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BlogHome PagePeoplePress
June 4, 2015

What Kids4Peace can Teach Us About Peace (Tikkun)

“I have joined the Kids4Peace movement because I feel that their mission is a crucial one,” Eve insisted. “I would like to be a part of it. But I can’t…
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BlogChapter News
May 26, 2015

K4P Seattle: Please, Keep Talking Behind My Back!

by Pam Orbach, Kids4Peace Seattle Dialogue Facilitator It’s been a wonderful first year of Kids4Peace in Seattle. The gift I have experienced as dialogue facilitator has been to watch our 13-year-old…
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News
April 26, 2015

June 7: Walk for Peace – Download Sponsor Form or Create Your Online Giving Page

Walk 4 Peace 2015 Meet at the UU Church in Burlington June 7th at 2pm Come to Church Street and Walk for Peace Make a personalized donation page, share your…
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BlogHome PageJerusalemStories
April 22, 2015

Our narratives for the same event cannot be more different

by Udi, Kids4Peace Jerusalem Steering Committee Chair As we are approaching Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haaztmaut Israel’s Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers of the IDF and Day of independence,…
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BlogHome PageJerusalemStories
April 20, 2015

Popsicles, games, cheers, and letting kids be kids

by Mike, K4P Jerusalem volunteer There’s nothing so simple and joyful as just watching kids at play. You give them the space to run and jump and laugh and express…
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BlogHome PagePeopleSeattle
April 16, 2015

Alex | “A rational and compassionate answer”

Alex Milkie has always had connections to the Middle East. His family originally came from the Middle East, modern day Syria and Lebenon. Though he was raised  in the United…
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Chapter NewsNew Hampshire
April 14, 2015

May 3: Fundraiser with the Tall Granite Big Band

On Sunday, May 3 at 3 pm, at Concord's South Congregational Church, the 18-member Tall Granite Big Band will perform a fundraiser Swing jazz concert benefiting Kids4Peace New Hampshire. We…
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Chapter NewsNew Hampshire
April 14, 2015

April 26: Gershon Baskin speaks in Portsmouth on “The Chances for Israeli/Palestinian Peace”

Sunday, April 26 at 5 p.m., Dr. Gershon Baskin, renowned peace activist, journalist and author, will be speaking at an event in Portsmouth NH on “The Chances for Israeli/Palestinian Peace…
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BlogHome PageStories
March 31, 2015

Roots: Strengthening Group Identity through Social Change

   by Liana, Jewish Advisor,  For the Roots  group, as the year is coming to an end and we are preparing for camp, we decided it was time for a…
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BlogHome PageStories
March 29, 2015

Facing walls, facing barriers: Going beyond “everyday” Jerusalem 

by Dandan, K4P Intern “If you open your google maps, you will see that we are crossing a dotted line. There’s no sign, but we have crossed the green line…
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BlogChapter NewsSeattle
March 26, 2015

What if Trading Cards Could Change the World?

How can we take the message of Kids4Peace and bring it to a larger audience? How can games and competition be used to build empathy? Can trading cards really change…
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BlogVermont
November 15, 2014

Vermont Kids4Peace Gala!

Vermont held its first Kids4Peace Gala on November 9th at Shelburne Farm's historic Coach Barn.  One hundred Vermont & New Hampshire campers, families, community members, staff, and camper alumni came…
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BlogJerusalemPeople
November 9, 2014

Naomi reflects; “We listened to the youth to build a program that met their needs.”

by Naomi Rouach, former Co-Director of Education Naomi joined Kids4Peace in 2006 as a Jewish Advisor and since then, together with Reeham Subhi, she founded Leap, Roots, Leadership, and Counselors in…
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BlogPeople
October 30, 2014

Hannah | “A symbol and sign of peace worldwide”

Hannah Hochkeppel is an enthusiastic Kids4Peace leader who is originally from Virginia. She grew up as a Christian Baptist, however in college, Hannah became a Catholic and went on to…
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BlogPeople
October 15, 2014

Kate | “We can learn from our children”

Kate Atkinson was brought up in the Episcopal Church with her time divided between England and Connecticut and is now an Episcopal Priest at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Kate described…
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BlogPeople
October 14, 2014

Dick | A bridge builder

Dick Dutton is currently co-chair of the New Hampshire/ Vermont Chapter of Kids4Peace with Rabbi Robin Nafshi, and as a part of this role he “gets people, organizations and communities…
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BlogChapter News
September 1, 2014

Marathoning for Peace

K4P Northwest Regional Director Jordan Goldwarg and Sam McVeety at the finish line of the Sunriver Marathon.   by Jordan Goldwarg, K4P Northwest Regional Director Earlier this summer, Sam McVeety…
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BlogStories from Camp
August 13, 2014

Visiting Kids4Peace for the First Time: Truly a special place

by April, Communications Associate (K4P Seattle)   I knew it was true before I attended K4P camp for the first time, but now I can share with certainty that this…
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graduatesPeopleStories
July 11, 2014

Maddie | Close Friends

 That’s what I love about K4P: I get an inside look into what others believe is the way to start solving problems and becoming peacemakers. As a high school junior…
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graduatesJerusalemStaffStories
July 11, 2014

Hagop | K4P Changed My Perspective

Back when I was a kid I had thoughts about revenge, and I have experienced an amazing 180 degree change—I’m really happy. I have hope and faith that there will…
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JerusalemNews
July 11, 2014

Natalie Portman Visits K4P Jerusalem

On Thursday the 20th of February K4P Jerusalem had the pleasure to welcome actress and activist Natalie Portman to our offices. She took a break from filming her directorial debut…
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PeopleStoriesYouth
July 11, 2014

Magda | Camp is Over, K4P is Not

I learned so much about other faith traditions and myself. I learned about self-reliance, patience, kindness, acceptance, love, and friendship   Magda attended Kids4Peace Atlanta in the Summer of 2013.…
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NewsPeopleStaffStories
July 11, 2014

Brian | A Faith Based Program

This is going to become the thing that stops the conflict and that allows both sides to start talking to one another. Kids are going to not only be the…
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NewsPeopleStaffStories
July 11, 2014

Nancy | Recognition and Respect

Kids4Peace helped me recognize my own faith while respecting the cultural and religious differences of others. It is that recognition and respect that we hope Kids4Peace offers the children, as…
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NewsPeopleStories
July 11, 2014

George | “It Challenged Me”

I found through K4P that the best types of relationships are the ones that challenge you to expand your point of view George Spencer is from Atlanta, Georgia and joined…
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BlogChapter NewsHome Page
June 18, 2014

Hope for the Future: by Jordan Goldwarg, K4P Northwest Director

Despite the difficult and complicated history, the trip also affirmed my belief that people are capable of working together to solve the conflict and that people want peace in the…
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BlogFamiliesPeopleStories
June 5, 2014

Jodi | A K4P Mom’s Story

The mission and philosophy of Kids4Peace paralleled our beliefs and that which we are teaching our son. It is my greatest hope my child and his children will live in a…
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PeopleStoriesYouth
November 23, 2013

Emily | “Peace Lasts”

We begin to have faith in human kind and gain the confidence to transform our violent and unjust surroundings into a land that we can feel content with due to…
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AtlantaNews
November 22, 2013

Youth Voices: “Peace Lasts”

"This camp begins the chain and process of peacemaking at an age before that toxic hate has the chance to penetrate their loving hearts. It plants the seed of reconciliation…
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JerusalemNewsUpdates
December 22, 2012

Jerusalem Continuation Weekends – Fall 2012

Leap and Roots both had incredible weekend experiences in the last two weeks. Roots dove into the questions and intricacies of "Identity" while overlooking a beautiful view of the Dead…
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JerusalemNews
September 22, 2012

Continuation – Fall Meetings

Kids4Peace "Roots" met last week, formerly known as Continuation 2, and the kids could not have been more excited to get back in touch after a long summer away from…
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HoustonNewsPressUpdates
July 30, 2012

‘Kids 4 Peace’ brings Muslims, Jews and Christians to Camp Allen

By Luke Blount | July 23, 2012  Over the past decade, countless conventions, meetings and summits have been held in search of a long-lasting peace between faith communities in Israel and Palestine,…
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AtlantaNewsPressUpdatesYakir
June 1, 2012

Peace Builders: “We refuse to abandon the prayer and the dream”

"We in Kids4Peace believe, that here in Jerusalem, in a country everyone fights over, a city that seems sometimes to be an obstacle to peace, that here we have the…
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NewsNorth CarolinaUpdates
February 21, 2012

Kids4Peace North Carolina Receives Bishop’s Medal

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…
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Kids4Peace Leadership Camp 2011
LeadershipNewsUpdates
February 20, 2012

Kids4Peace Leadership Camp Celebrates First Year

July’s Leadership Camp at Acer Farm in Brattleboro was nothing short of amazing.  The Muslim, Jewish and Christian teens, counselors, volunteers and guest educators harmonized to produce important breakthroughs in…
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Board & StaffJerusalemJoshNewsUpdates
June 14, 2011

Yakir Englander receives award for work with Kids4Peace

The Council of Higher Education in Israel bestowed the “Shosh Berlinsky-Sheinfeld Award” on Mr. Yakir Englander, K4P Jerusalem Director and PhD student at Hebrew Univ., for his work with Kids4Peace.…
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