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May 20, 2014

Kiss My Face celebrates 5 years
as Seeds of Peace funding partner

Natural body care maker announces donation match campaign NEW YORK | On the 5th anniversary of Kiss My Face’s partnership with Seeds of Peace, the company and its Founders Bob MacLeod and Steve Byckiewicz are excited to announce a new opportunity to support youth leadership development and peacebuilding. This summer, Kiss My Face is challenging its most committed fans to help send up to 10 young leaders from regions of conflict to the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine. … FULL STORY

May 9, 2014

Seeds of Peace celebrates 21st year, honors Fareed Zakaria, impact of Seeds

NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace celebrated 21 years of empowering young leaders from conflict regions on May 8 in New York City. The Spring Benefit Dinner honored journalist Fareed Zakaria, who received the John P. Wallach Peacemaker Award. Al Jazeera America anchor Ali Velshi hosted the event, held at 583 Park Avenue. Secretary of State John Kerry opened the evening with a video message expressing his gratitude for the work of Seeds. “Thanks to the work that you do, … FULL STORY

Oct 11, 2013

'Written in Scars Live': Jack Savoretti to release single supporting Seeds of Peace

LONDON | London-based singer/songwriter Jack Savoretti has released a single in support of the 5,000 Seeds of Peace graduates working for change in conflict regions. A song of change, “Written in Scars (Live)” is influenced by the movement of people around the world marching in the streets for a better tomorrow. “It is about taking things into your own hands when the current situation warrants so, regardless of the harm that may come,” says Savoretti. “It’s a brave song for … FULL STORY

Oct 7, 2013

Peace Train marathon runners raise $20K

LONDON | Eleven Seeds of Peace supporters in the UK ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon on October 6, raising over $20,000 for Seeds of Peace programs. The group, calling themselves the ‘Peace Train,’ trained regularly at 4 a.m. for the race. Three of the runners are Seeds of Peace UK Steering Committee members. “Getting to Mile 11 my knees practically gave out on me,” said runner Matthew Courey. “I looked in front of me and noticed that a lot … FULL STORY

Sep 15, 2013

Teens cross Augusta’s Memorial Bridge for Seeds of Peace | KENNEBEC JOURNAL

AUGUSTA | The 100 or so golden-shirted teens striding across Memorial Bridge Sunday morning proclaimed their support of Seeds of Peace, an organization aiming to inspire leadership and cross-cultural understanding among youngsters. It was the second year a group marched across a bridge in the state for that cause. Last year, teens crossed a small wooden bridge in Otisfield, at a Seeds of Peace camp. Next year, it’s a bridge in Bangor. The Bridges to Peace Global march Saturday was … FULL STORY

Jun 9, 2013

75 Toll Bros. volunteers ready Camp for 300 young leaders from conflict regions

OTISFIELD, MAINE | Dozens of volunteer carpenters, landscapers, painters, plumbers and electricians affiliated with Toll Brothers are spending June 8 preparing the Seeds of Peace International Camp for its 21st summer of work with youth from the Middle East, South Asia and Maine. “I am very happy with the work we accomplished on the 15th Toll Brothers Seeds of Peace day,” said Shawn Nuckolls, Senior Project Manager at Toll Brothers. “Our annual Camp clean-up day has become a great tradition … FULL STORY

Apr 23, 2013

Seeds of Peace family mourns the loss
of Dr. Kathryn W. Davis (1907-2013)

Seeds of Peace is saddened by the passing of Kathryn W. Davis at age 106. Mrs. Davis was an inspiration to the entire Seeds of Peace family; we are honored to have known her and to have been a part of her commitment to peace-building and her vision for a better world. “Mrs. Davis has deeply impacted our organization and we will be forever grateful for her leadership and vision,” said Seeds of Peace Executive Director Leslie Lewin. “Seeds who … FULL STORY

Mar 29, 2013

1,300 supporters raise $300,000 for Seeds of Peace at 2013 Peace Market

NEW YORK | Over 1,300 guests gathered together for the 9th annual Peace Market, celebrating 20 years of Seeds of Peace mission to equip young leaders from conflict regions with the skills to make peace. The event raised more than $300,000 for Seeds of Peace programs, opening a new decade of Seeds of Peace initiatives. The 2013 Peace Market featured a live performance by City of the Sun and DJ sets by Dave 1 of Chromeo and Questlove. The two … FULL STORY

Sep 24, 2012

Dr. Sa'eb Erekat briefs Seeds, supporters on outlook for Palestinian-Israeli peace

NEW YORK | Chief Palestinian negotiator Dr. Sa’eb Erekat engaged in discussions with 80 supporters, including Seeds, on September 24. Erekat, who is in New York for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, discussed the stalemated Israeli-Palestinian peace process and how to move it forward. “I don’t think it’s God’s will or Allah’s will for us to remain in conflict,” he said. Erekat stressed how close past rounds of negotiations had come to yielding an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement … FULL STORY

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