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Oct 28, 2014

Fall 2014 | NEWSLETTER

Oct 26, 2014

30 board members, supporters visit Middle East, observe Seeds in action

JERUSALEM | In October, a group of 30 Seeds of Peace board members and major supporters participated in a week-long educational trip to Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. The visit deepened understanding of the complex conditions under which Seeds of Peace works, and introduced the group to Seeds, Educators and staff and the impact they are having. Participants also engaged in discussion with diplomats, leading journalists, government officials, and business, nonprofit, and community leaders. Other highlights included a multi-narrative tour of … FULL STORY

Sep 15, 2014

150 Bridges to Peace walkers in Maine raise $3,400 for Seeds of Peace mission

AUGUSTA, MAINE | Over 150 Seeds, educators, and community members came together on September 14 to raise support and awareness for Seeds of Peace as part of Bridges to Peace 2014. The walk raised $3,400, led by students at South Portland High School and Kents Hill School. United Somali Women of Maine Director and Seed mother Fatuma Hussein delivered an opening speech about the possibility of peace and social change in Maine. The walkers then made their way to the … FULL STORY

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


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