LONDON | Seeds in the United Kingdom took part in a two-day dialogue facilitation workshop led by Middle East Program Director Maayan Poleg. “The workshop gave the participants a foundation in facilitation,” said Seeds of Peace Programs and Events Associate Clarke Reeves. “It included the presentation of facilitation tools, how to set up a facilitated space, and the chance to practice facilitation in the group.” The April 9-10 program was hosted at the American School of London. The group chose … FULL STORY
LONDON | Over 80 Israel, Palestinian, and UK Seeds and supporters represented Seeds of Peace at the House of Lords in London on March 8 during a meeting of grassroots peace organizations convened by Lord Stone of Blackheath and attended by the British Government Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood. Seeds of Peace was joined by Peace Factory, One Voice Europe, and Unity – Jewish Muslim Women’s Forum and was designed to showcase effective grassroots peacebuilding initiatives. The event … FULL STORY
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