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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

Apr 8, 2015

Seeds of Peace to announce GATHER Fellowship at '15 Clinton Global Initiative

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

Mar 22, 2015

Seeds help build Habitat for Humanity
homes for villagers near Mumbai

MUMBAI | For the fourth consecutive year, Indian Seeds participated in the South Asia Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD outside Mumbai on March 21. This year, 30 Seed and Seeds of Peace supporters painted houses in a village called Bhopli. “When we arrived, we were greeted by a miniature parade of village children who were dancing and banging drums to announce our arrival,” said Aanya, a 2014 Seed. “It was somewhat like our welcome back at Camp, and this little … FULL STORY

Mar 15, 2015

VIDEO: A New Generation of Leadership 'In Practice, In the Present, Like Right Now'

In February of 2015, over 200 changemakers from 20 countries around the world met in Jordan for GATHER+962 to take practical steps towards transforming conflict in and between their communities. GATHER, a Seeds of Peace initiative, marked a new milestone in Seeds of Peace’s journey as a leadership development organization. Matt Courey, Vice President of the Seeds of Peace Board of Directors, shared why this matters at the opening of the inaugural event. “The world has changed since Seeds of … FULL STORY

Mar 10, 2015

Next goal for Seeds of Peace:
Putting campers to work
| CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

Seeds of Peace, a US-based organization with over two decades of experience in the Middle East, is expanding to include a wider spectrum of actors. DEAD SEA, JORDAN | This may not seem like a propitious time for peace in the Middle East. But Seeds of Peace, which has become one of the region’s most recognized peace-building initiatives since hosting its first summer camp for Israeli and Palestinian teens in 1993, is seeking to expand its reach. While the organization … FULL STORY

Mar 5, 2015

GATHER: A New Seeds of Peace Action-oriented Initiative

DEAD SEA, JORDAN | In February, over 200 changemakers from more than 20 countries around the world met in Jordan to take practical steps towards transforming conflict in and between their communities. GATHER+962, a Seeds of Peace initiative, marked a new milestone in Seeds of Peace’s journey as a leadership development organization. The three-day convening formally launched a larger Seeds of Peace initiative to help accelerate the efforts of Graduate Seeds and other leaders in their communities. Mohamed Rahmy, Director … FULL STORY


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