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September 11, 2018

Peace Action Conference

Kids4Peace Vermont and New Hampshire’s Summer Peace Action Conference took place on the beautiful Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, NH this year. Youth arrived to the grand community room of the Dartmouth United Church of Christ, where we were welcomed by the associate pastor Rob Grabil. This unique conference gathered…
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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 was lessons in Arabic. Then, divided into two groups, we were told to create skits using only Arabic, adding new…
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April 14, 2016

May Marathons4Peace

    Peacebuilding is a marathon. Our brave young peacebuilders in Jerusalem and the United States spend six years in Kids4Peace, building the skills and community they need to help heal our divided societies. This May, two Kids4Peace staff members will be running literal marathons to raise money for this…
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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 of us keep in touch via social media, it’s so much better to meet in person as we play outdoor…
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September 1, 2015

We can do it better, we can live together…Kids 4 Peace!

We were so fortunate to have campers from all three levels of K4P VT/NH: Will was from this summer, Shoshana and Aaron were from the continuation 2nd year camp and Lana was from Leadership camp.  The campers read teachings from their faiths while Nancy and Areej led other parts of…
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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 to their breath, inaudibly counting each intake and release, staying still and silent for a whole five minutes. Transitioning over to dialogue,…
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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 some discussion and lots of explaining, most people were able to see both, but then had the confusing experience of switching back…
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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 talked about how when we show empathy, we support the other person. The kids then split into groups, writing down stories…
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August 17, 2015

Reaching new heights

by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator Mixing things up a bit, Monday was ropes course day! After a few big activities with everyone, the campers went into smaller groups to play cooperative games and meet their ropes course facilitators. Eventually everyone headed off to the woods, working with the low ropes, logs, swings, and…
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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 bus, but somehow everybody and everything made it in time to the Cathedral. Bishop Tom, a well-known face from the previous…
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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 a little bit of frantic Spanish. In the next activity, kids stepped into the circle, telling the group something about themselves, sometimes…
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New HampshireVermont
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 and New Hampshire.  This is his third summer with Kids4Peace. He has traveled to over 20 countries including living in…
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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 will be accepting $ 15 donations at the door.
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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 Post Israeli Election”
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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 to me a childhood where her family regularly hosted students from other countries.  “I grew up knowing people of different…
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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 together” in the cause for peace. Though the New Hampshire Kids4Peace is brand new, Dick’s personal experience with peacebuilding is…
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