LONDON | Seeds of Peace UK hosted a screening of the documentary “Within the Eye of the Storm” for over 40 supporters. The film shares the story of how personal tragedy brought together two Israeli and Palestinian fathers to work for peace. The October 26 event was held at London offices of Brown Rudnick, and included a post-screening discussion with the film’s director, Shelley Hermon.
NEW YORK | Over 400 Seeds and supporters celebrated Bridges to Peace over three weekends during September and October by taking part in one of several events in conjunction with International Day of Peace. From Augusta and New York to Lahore and Mumbai, Seeds, Educators, volunteers, and supporters gathered to discuss the issues regarding peace in their communities and to raise awareness for Seeds of Peace by crossing bridges in the heart of their cities. Maine Seeds and supporters kicked … FULL STORY
NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace is launching a year-long fellowship to support local social change endeavors that have the potential to positively impact the dynamics of conflict in and between communities. The GATHER Fellowship offers technical and financial assistance to select emerging leaders who demonstrate the greatest leadership and entrepreneurial potential to make positive differences in their home communities, and who have taken concrete steps to further their goals. The program is part of a three-year Commitment to Action … FULL STORY
BOSTON — It is not uncommon for people to roll their eyes when I tell them I work in the field of peacebuilding. Given that my work focuses on the Middle East and South Asia, people often joke that I am terrible at my job. I understand this reaction: It’s hard to look at the state of affairs in these regions and feel optimistic. Each day brings a fresh wave of injustice, violence, and political cowardice. And yet, I am … FULL STORY
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