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September 19, 2016

Meet Sergio, K4P’s new D.C. intern

My name is Sergio and I’m the new intern at Kids4Peace. I’m originally from a small ‘rock’ in the southern-most tip of Spain called Gibraltar. Gibraltar is a British territory abroad, where unlike in Britain, the weather is usually very pleasant and mediterranean. For the past 6 years of my…
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July 6, 2016

My Personal Alyiah

by Rebecca Sullum, Co-director Kids4Peace Jerusalem “Two dates should be written on your tombstone, the years you lived and the date you made aliyah like Ben Gurion.” I grew up believing that aliyah to Israel was a transcendental experience, a rebirth, similar to Muslims that make Hajj or others making…
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February 16, 2016

Meet Luke!

My name is Luke Froude and I am from New York State. I recently graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a degree in Political Science. When I was eleven years old I was introduced to a peace education organization called CISV. For the past…
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February 16, 2016

Introducing Emma, K4P’s DC Intern!

My name is Emma Yingst, and I have recently begun an internship with Kids4Peace! I am a freshman at American University, majoring in International Relations (with a focus in the Middle East and South Asia) and minoring in Print Journalism. I grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and have always had…
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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 Bank/Gaza, and our incredibly inspiring hosts-Auburn Seminary, the youth dove deeply into their personal stories and practiced the art of…
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January 19, 2016

Hala’s Story

At the K4P Jerusalem Winter Event last Tuesday, we were honored to hear from Kids4Peace parents Hala and Doron. Below is Hala’s story, a Christian mother of 2 Kids4Peace youth, Louis and Zeina.  أعزائي عائله K4P , الاولاد الاهل الطاقم الاصدقاء وكل الضيوف יקירי משפחת K4P , הילדים ההורים הצוות החברים…
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October 1, 2015

Growing up in Kids4Peace

The past two summers, I found myself coming home from Kids4Peace camp with the same question: Why religion? Religion creates all of the problems in the world, I find myself thinking again and again. Let it go, forget about it, it only causes pain and suffering. Yet I always find…
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October 3, 2014

Montaser Amro “We plant the seed of peace”

Montaser Amro, or as his friends call him, Mono, is from the city of Hebron the southern West Bank. He related to me that he grew up surrounded by a city of mainly close minded people, not open to new ideas and often unwilling to seek peace. “My family understands…
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July 11, 2014

Hassan| I Saw a Change

Eventually I’d like to return to Jerusalem to work in the politics of the region. Originally from Jerusalem, and now a university student in Menton, France, Hassan Abu Dalo descends from a Muslim background. He says that coming into Kids4Peace, he had little knowledge of his own religion. He grew…
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July 11, 2014

Logan| Wise Beyond their Years

Invest in the kids that are going to shape the future by giving them an environment that is conducive to their own discussion. Dynamism is a lifestyle: the mission is not one until the problem is solved. You have to set goals, and K4P has those goals at its core.…
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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 living in Waterbury, Vermont, Maddie Baughman was one of our youngest counselors in 2013. She participated in Leadership Camp in…
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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 be peace, maybe not my generation or my kids’, but we have to work for it and teach our kids…
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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. She is pictured with artwork created for a gallery display at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, in conjunction with National Geographic’s Jerusalem…
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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 future, but also the force that influences the present. Brian Sullivan, the current President of Kids4Peace International, was born in…
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July 11, 2014

Raouf | Acting for Peace

I believe Kids4Peace is thus the place where a real interfaith movement can be built. It is the place where we can give our children the chance to grow up believing in peace and justice, hoping that they will use these tools to do what they can to change the…
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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 well as the adult staff. Nancy Stone is a volunteer with Kids4Peace Vermont and the art teacher for the Vermont/New…
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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 Kids4Peace in 2005.  He is currently a student at UNC-Chapel Hill.  How did you change because of Kids4Peace?  I think…
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July 11, 2014

Matt | Inspiring Friendships

For Matt Loper, a job with Kids4Peace seemed unimaginable six years ago. While in undergraduate, he studied theater design and human development at Northwestern University and had no connection to K4P during his college career or even any aspirations to work with youth. But after connecting with the "incredibly inspiring"…
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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 world where all humanity can live in peace, accepting and celebrating each other’s differences. My son, Eli, loves to tell…
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November 24, 2013

Toot, Louis & May | A Community of Respect

K4p for me is already a community that represents that future, the future of this land. A community of respect, a place where everyone is equally represented with the same opportunity, a place were Arabs and Jews sit beside each other as one community.      Presentation at the Kids4Peace…
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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 the realization that one person has the ability to make a difference in the world through peace and communication.  …
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