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Dec 13, 2014

Seeds of Peace helps educators gain leadership skills for times of crisis

JERUSALEM | Seeds of Peace staff and Educators hosted two USAID-funded capacity building workshops on educational leadership in times of crisis for Palestinian and Israeli educators in December. The workshop for 39 Palestinian educators took place in Jericho on December 5 and 6; the 26 Israeli educators met in Kibbutz Nachsholim on December 12 and 13. Both endeavored to deepen trust, commitment, and support between Seeds of Peace educators and allies, and provided participants with the opportunity for safe, productive … FULL STORY

Dec 3, 2014

Breaking the Impasse's Yossi Vardi addresses Seeds of Peace supporters

NEW YORK | Twenty Seeds of Peace supporters joined high-tech Israeli entrepreneur and peace advocate Yossi Vardi for a discussion over breakfast on December 2. For over 40 years, Vardi has worked in both the public and private spheres as the CEO of TEKEM, Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Energy, and an advisor to the World Bank and UNDP. Vardi has also founded and built over 60 high-tech companies, driven by his vision that all sectors of Israeli … FULL STORY

Nov 29, 2014

Jordanian Seeds discuss environmental peacebuilding initiatives with EcoPeace

AMMAN | Twenty Jordanian Seeds traveled to the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh Ecopark on November 28 for a briefing on environmental peacebuilding with EcoPeace–Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME). FoEME brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists and activists to work toward sustainable regional development and to promote the necessary environmental conditions for lasting peace in the region. The seminar began with a presentation by Liza Kawar, the Good Water Neighbors/Youth Coordinator at FoEME. She explained how resources are shared … FULL STORY

Nov 25, 2014

Stories of Support

It is because of the incredible efforts of the Seeds of Peace community that we are able to continuously advance our work. We are amazed by the dedication and passion of our supporters everyday.  Here are some stories of support, highlighting the creative ways in which Seeds of Peace supporters  ensure ourvision is moving forward with strong momentum. The Peacemaker Project In the midst of heightened conflict in the Middle East this past summer, American Seed Jenna Flug wanted more … FULL STORY

Nov 10, 2014

Sowing Seeds of Peace | IMAGINE MAGAZINE

2014 American Seed Arija reflects on her summer at Camp. Imagine Magazine is published by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Oct 28, 2014

Fall 2014 | NEWSLETTER

Oct 26, 2014

30 board members, supporters visit Middle East, observe Seeds in action

JERUSALEM | In October, a group of 30 Seeds of Peace board members and major supporters participated in a week-long educational trip to Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. The visit deepened understanding of the complex conditions under which Seeds of Peace works, and introduced the group to Seeds, Educators and staff and the impact they are having. Participants also engaged in discussion with diplomats, leading journalists, government officials, and business, nonprofit, and community leaders. Other highlights included a multi-narrative tour of … FULL STORY

Oct 19, 2014

Maine Seeds prepare to engage communities on racism and privilege

PORTLAND | Four Seeds of Peace facilitators worked with 30 Maine Seeds to tackle race and issues of racism, as well as power and privilege, through workshops and dialogue sessions on October 18 at the Portland Public Library. The seminar is the first in a series of programs designed to build trust and consensus between the Seeds before they engage their classmates and the general public on the topics. It also served to help the Seeds plan how they will … FULL STORY

Oct 13, 2014

20 American Seeds hold fall seminar, examine nonviolent communication

NEW YORK | Twenty American Seeds participated in a seminar from October 11 to 12 on nonviolent communication (NVC) led by two Seeds of Peace International Camp dialogue facilitators. NVC can be an effective tool to maintain empathy and connection during difficult conversations. “I think the training will prompt me to question more thoroughly the motives or needs behind arguments or requests,” said one Seed. “I think [this] will be very helpful in delivering a thoughtful, productive response, as well … FULL STORY

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