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Jun 26, 2015

Seeds of Peace announces
inaugural class of GATHER Fellows

NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace has selected its inaugural class of GATHER Fellows: 16 individuals engaged in social change endeavors that have the potential to impact the dynamics of conflict in and between communities. The GATHER Fellowship is part of a larger initiative launched by Seeds of Peace in 2015 that invests in inclusive, practical social change led by alumni of Seeds of Peace and other emerging changemakers. The year-long program is supports innovation and practical action by providing … FULL STORY

Seed Voices | Haya & Ismail

Seeds of Peace Educators Haya (Israeli) and Ismail (Palestinian) have been selected as 2015 New Visions for Peace Fellows. The Seeds of Peace fellowship supports educators and artists with exceptional potential to contribute to conflict transformation in their societies. Haya’s fellowship will build on her efforts to grow a strong network of Jewish and Arab educators in Israel devoted to cross-cultural understanding, leadership and civic engagement. Ismail’s project will focus on creating a community center—a model peaceful learning environment for … FULL STORY

Jun 12, 2015

29 students from Maine technical school apply skills to improve Camp facilities

OTISFIELD, MAINE | Twenty-nine students from the Tri-County Technical Center in Dexter (Maine) moved their classroom to the Seeds of Peace International Camp from June 9 to 11. The group deployed their skills across the Camp, making repairs, improving infrastructure, and preparing the facility for the summer. This is the second year that Seeds of Peace and the Tri-County Technical Center have teamed up to provide students with an opportunity to make practical use their craft in a real-life setting, … FULL STORY

Jun 10, 2015

15 Pakistani Seeds learn filmmaking tools to highlight human rights issues

LAHORE | Fifteen Pakistani Seeds took part in a two-day workshop about the art of filming and producing documentaries. The goal of the June 8 and 9 course was to teach the Seeds how to highlight human rights issues through documentary film and inspire them to create documentaries of their own. “We set the objectives to inspire seeds to highlight human rights issues through documentary filmmaking,” said Seeds of Peace Director of Pakistani Programs Imran Khan. “I am so happy … FULL STORY

Jun 8, 2015

Over 70 Toll Brothers construction volunteers prep Camp for the summer

OTISFIELD, MAINE | Ready to go with hammers, paint and plywood, dozens of volunteers from Toll Brothers headed to Seeds of Peace International Camp over the weekend to prepare it for its 23rd summer. This is the 17th consecutive year in which employees from the New England Division of Toll Brothers have volunteered their time and resources to prepare the Camp to host young leaders from conflict regions around the world. “For the last 17 years we have been honored … FULL STORY

May 23, 2015

9 Seeds hold seminar on social, political status of Palestinian citizens of Israel

JERUSALEM | Nine Seeds who are Palestinian citizens of Israel met at a community center in the city of Tira on May 22 for a seminar on the political and social status of Arabs in Israel. The event was part of Seeds of Peace’s series of Community Dialogues. The Community Dialogue Program is supported by USAID and helps Israeli and Palestinian Seeds and Educators identify, design, and implement programs based on what they perceive as the most important conflict-related issues … FULL STORY

May 18, 2015

For a Glimpse at the Future of Peacebuilding, Look to an Experiment Begun a Decade Ago | THE HUFFINGTON POST

When we were both 14, our Israeli and Palestinian parents and teachers enrolled us in a massive, life-altering experiment, the effects of which are still playing out, over a decade later. We are both from Jerusalem, and at age 27, we are part of the reason the Middle East is experiencing the highest ratio of youth to adults in history. This “youth bulge” provides the experiment’s context: there are over 100 million youth in our region between the ages of … FULL STORY

May 14, 2015

Seeds of Peace honors correspondent Andrea Mitchell, celebrates 22 years

NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace awarded NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell the John P. Wallach Peacemaker award on May 13 for her long career reporting stories of international importance. “We are honored to be able to recognize Andrea Mitchell for her incredible career reporting on some of the most important foreign affairs issues of our time,” said Seeds of Peace Executive Director Leslie Lewin. “Andrea connects audiences to issues with courage and conviction, values that are … FULL STORY

May 7, 2015

Seeds of Peace announces Commitment
to Action at 2015 Clinton Global Initiative

Fellows program invests in emerging changemakers and their projects NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace has made a Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to accelerate local social change endeavors that have the potential to positively impact the dynamics of conflict in and between communities in the Middle East. The $1.5 million three-year commitment was presented by Seeds of Peace Executive Director Leslie Lewin at the 2015 CGI Middle East & Africa Meeting held May 5-7 in Marrakech. … FULL STORY

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