Seeds of Peace creates cross-border opportunities for educators, artists, and community leaders to engage in meaningful, productive conflict—to learn, inspire, and support one another in building a more just and humane future.
DELEGATION LEADERS PROGRAM
The Delegation Leaders Program at the Seeds of Peace Camp is a three-week transformational summer session for educators, which parallels the Camp program for Seeds.
In addition to sharing responsibility for the Seeds, Delegation Leaders engage in a unique people-to-people educational experience by the shores of Pleasant Lake. Participants from across lines of conflict live together as a community, with the many challenges that this entails. The Delegation Leaders take part in a dialogue course where they have the space to express themselves, engage in conflict, develop communication skills, and grow in the most difficult ways. They make memories and connections to last a lifetime. If they choose, Delegation Leaders then become part of the larger network of Seeds of Peace Educators.
EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS AND COURSES
Seeds of Peace offers a variety of cross-border initiatives that reconnect Delegation Leaders and involve additional educators, artists, and community leaders in a people-to-people experience, while engaging them with the core themes of our Capacity-Building Programs. These programs range from one-day workshops to two-week Educator Courses. Among other places, these programs have been held in Istanbul, Wadi Rum, Petra, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Tiberius, and at the Seeds of Peace Camp in Maine.
WOMEN OF ACTION
Founded by Delegation Leaders at the end of a camp session, the Women of Action are a group of committed leaders in Israel and Palestine who believe that women have the power to make a positive difference. These women stay in touch and organize meetings, trips, and dialogue sessions, as well as outreach activities for Palestinian and Israeli youth and larger groups of women.
“The work continues beyond workshops. It’s a way of life, of being aware and of examining our politics about self and the other … The creativity to envision alternatives to conflict is embedded in the processes that encourage holding the mirror to our self.”
— Meenakshi (American Educator)