OTISFIELD | The gates of the international Seeds of Peace camp on the shores of Pleasant Lake must remain open this summer to ensure the continuation of its mission to bring unity to the world, members of the organization said.
“The (Trump) administration is saying we’ll be safer by building walls,” said Salim Salim, a Bowdoin College freshman and Seeds of Peace camper. “The more you close your doors to people, the more hate there will be.”
For the past 25 summers, about 200 young people from some of the most troubled areas of the world have come to Otisfield to raise their nation’s flags, join hands and voices, and begin a process of unity that is unknown in some of their homelands.
But this year, many in the organization are worried that President Donald Trump may undo their efforts.