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Sep 24, 2015

Seeds, supporters celebrate Bridges
to Peace in cities around the world

NEW YORK | Over 200 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

Sep 14, 2015

Jordanian Seeds hold mediation seminar

AMMAN | Jordanian Seeds took part in a two-day mediator training workshop in Amman. The 18 Seeds met on September 4 and 11 to learn how to handle various types of conflict in a variety of settings, from workplace issues to larger community disputes. The training is part of Seeds of Peace’s year-round leadership development programs that equip Seeds with skills useful to emerging leaders engaged in effective peacebuilding. HOW TO BE A MEDIATOR Get the flash player here:

Sep 9, 2015

Seeds serve communities in Egypt, Jordan

JERUSALEM | Egyptian and Jordanian Seeds took part in a pair of community service projects in August. The 21 Seeds and eight friends engaged the disabled and orphan communities, giving many of the participants their first experiences working with these groups. Ten Jordanian Seeds participated in a community service day in Amman at Our Lady of Peace Centre, which works to provide care and opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. The students spent time with a group of young … FULL STORY

Aug 30, 2015

18 Egyptian Seeds hold charity car wash

CAIRO | Eighteen Seeds and four friends cleaned dozens of cars as part of the sixth annual car wash on August 28th and 29th to raise funds for Seeds of Peace programming in Egypt. “Four non-Seeds attended the event, three of whom had applied to go to Seeds of Peace International Camp during the previous years,” said Habeeba, one of the organizers. “We worried that they may feel left out, but they all said that they had an incredible time … FULL STORY

Aug 29, 2015

Seeds from across Afghanistan reunite

KABUL | Sixteen Afghan Seeds reunited over a meal at the Sufi Restaurant in Kabul on August 28th. The 2015 edition of the annual Seeds Grand Reunion included new Seeds who just graduated from Camp as well as older Seeds going back to the 2002 inception of the organization’s Afghanistan program. Along with a chance to allow the Seeds to catch up and reunite with their friends, the event provided an opportunity for the group to learn about each other’s … FULL STORY

Aug 12, 2015

Pakistani Seeds organize five-day national interfaith camp for 60 students

LAHORE | Eighteen Pakistani Seeds and four Delegation Leaders hosted the fifth annual Interfaith Harmony Camp program for 60 young people from across Pakistan. Participants included Muslims (Sunni and Shia), Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs. “[Campers] get to hear other sides’ points of view, which will allow them to rethink their opinions,” said Noor Malik, a Seed who helped spearhead the camp. This is also the first year the program was opened to participants from across the country, including for the … FULL STORY

Aug 2, 2015

90 Maine Seeds kick off program year with 6-hour dialogue session

PORTLAND | Ninety Maine Seeds kicked off their program year with a dialogue session held at the Portland Public Library on August 1. The session, led by Camp Director Tim Wilson, was joined by three Maine Educators, and included the new 2015 Seeds as well as their older high school peers. The six-hour dialogue began with an evaluation of the summer Camp experience at camp and then transitioned into separate discussions on race and identity. “The dialogue session gives the … FULL STORY

Jul 28, 2015

Hoops stars to host clinic for campers from the South Asia, Middle East

OTISFIELD, MAINE | On August 5, professional basketball players will join 186 Seeds of Peace campers from the Middle East and South Asia on their journey to overcome legacies of conflict and courageously engage each other as a first step to creating change. During the Play for Peace clinic, these young campers will get a break from their intense daily dialogue encounters and learn teamwork and hoops skills from some of the best basketball players and minds in the game, including … FULL STORY

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