Seeds of Peace Educators Haya (Israeli) and Ismail (Palestinian) have been selected as 2015 New Visions for Peace Fellows. The Seeds of Peace fellowship supports educators and artists with exceptional potential to contribute to conflict transformation in their societies. Haya’s fellowship will build on her efforts to grow a strong network of Jewish and Arab educators in Israel devoted to cross-cultural understanding, leadership and civic engagement. Ismail’s project will focus on creating a community center—a model peaceful learning environment for … FULL STORY
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
MUMBAI | Inspired by Gandhi’s exhortation to “be the change you wish to see in the world,” Indian Seeds took part a two-part program designed to help them realize their personal potential as changemakers within their communities. The program kicked-off with a workshop in September facilitated by peace educator Mansi Panjwani, during which participants reflected on ways to address issues affecting their communities. The simple but very effective “I Can” design-thinking model helped them to outline the steps necessary to … FULL STORY
With tensions simmering in the Middle East, a bucolic lakeside summer camp in Otisfield, Maine, took 95 Israeli and Palestinian out of the conflict zone and hosted them as campers this month for a unique bonding experience. Some 6,000 miles removed from the fighting back home, the kids get to know one another in the woods of Maine, hoping that the lessons they learn at sleepover camp will one day help them work for peace back home. The camp, called … FULL STORY
Seeds of Peace, a special summer camp in Maine, brings children together from war-torn areas, in the hope that they’ll see things from a different point-of-view. As Don Dahler found out, the camp is opening hearts as well as eyes to the possibility of peace.