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Feb 10, 2009

Ivanka Trump to host 2009 Peace Market at Cipriani Wall Street, New York

Celebrities, community leaders to come together to support Seeds of Peace NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace, a nonprofit aimed at promoting peace through youth leadership programs, will hold the ‘Peace Market’ on February 19th at Cipriani Wall Street. Business leader and philanthropist Ivanka Trump will attend and serve as Honorary Chairperson. The event is hosted by the Young Leadership Committee, a volunteer group of young professionals whose mission is to promote Seeds of Peace across a variety of industries in New … FULL STORY

Jan 14, 2009

Gaza needs a peace stimulus

JERUSALEM | “We have failed, haven’t we?” our colleague from Gaza said over the phone, amid the sound of explosions. For those of us engaged in “people to people” peace building, the latest violent chapter in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is both tragic and surreal. All around us, people remain convinced that the solution to the conflict depends on military fatigues, armored tanks, Qassam rockets, suicide bombers, stones, and F-16s. But violence will only prolong the conflict and inflict deeper wounds. … FULL STORY

Dec 1, 2008

Indian and Pakistani Seeds push for peace

Spotlight on South Asia In the wake of the recent tragedy in India, Seeds of Peace programs aimed at building peace and mutual respect between Indians and Pakistanis become even more urgent. Read more » Peaceful environments: In classrooms and open spaces Twenty-four Palestinian educators from Tulkarem, Jenin, Hebron, Walla Jay and Jerusalem participated in a Seeds of Peace workshop aimed at equipping them with skills to create peaceful learning environments. Read more » American Seeds meet at Princeton University … FULL STORY

Oct 20, 2008

Seeds of Peace dialogue programs between young Israelis and Palestinians produce clear results

NEW YORK | The San Francisco Chronicle yesterday published an article about the effectiveness of dialogue programs between Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East (“Few Results Seen from Mideast Teen Peace Camps” by Matthew Kalman). Seeds of Peace was featured prominently in this piece as a leader in youth empowerment and conflict resolution. Because the article was based on an unpublished report by Pal Vision, a research center in Jerusalem, we remain unable to examine the methodology of the … FULL STORY

Oct 8, 2008

Seeds of Peace Spring update

SOP launches “I, Changemaker” partnership with Ashoka This past summer, as a result of a new partnership formed between Seeds of Peace and Ashoka’s Youth Venture, thirty South Asian teenagers participated in the “I, Changemaker” youth social entrepreneurship workshop series at camp. Read more » Breaking down barriers: Activities to support dialogue In July, a team of ten NBA players visited camp to work with Seeds on building trust, confidence and mutual understanding through sports. Read more » Washington D.C … FULL STORY

Sep 8, 2008

Kathryn W. Davis pledges
$500,000 matching challenge

NEW YORK | Noted American philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis has pledged $500,000 to challenge Seeds of Peace supporters to make a direct contribution to Seeds of Peace. The contribution and subsequent impact would then be doubled through the Davis commitment. Contributions to the Davis Challenge must exceed $125,000 by December 31 each year over the next four years in order to receive a match in an equal amount from Mrs. Davis. Mrs. Davis’s commitment will advance the cause of peace … FULL STORY

Sep 1, 2008

Seeds participate in International Peace Day, attend UN Student Observance

NEW YORK | In observance of International Peace Day on September 21st, the UN held a Student Observance conference with 800 high school & middle school students and non-profit representatives from the east coast of the US. Two members of staff and seven Seeds attended the conference, which was focused on the theme “Peace and Human Rights” and featured addresses by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN Messengers of Peace Michael Douglas, Dr. Elie Wiesel, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Ms. … FULL STORY

Aug 28, 2008

Summer camp sows seeds of peace

MAINE, UNITED STATES | Going to summer camp is a rite of passage for many young people in the United States. It offers a chance to have fun outdoors while making new friends away from home. The international camp set in woods by a glittering lake in Otisfield, Maine, follows the same tradition but it also has a lofty ambition: to sow the seeds of peace in the Middle East. Every year the youth organisation, Seeds of Peace, brings 340 … FULL STORY

Aug 5, 2008

Play for Peace & Seeds delegations in D.C.

South Asian delegations meet with government officials in D.C. 32 Indian and Pakistani Seeds met with State Department officials, members of Congress and Ambassadors to spread their message of coexistence. Read more » Jerusalem Seeds Café focuses on the role of media in the conflict Seeds Café this month hosted television and newspaper journalists for a revealing discussion about the role of the media in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more » Help Seeds of Peace win 1.5 million dollars with … FULL STORY

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