PURPOSE: To end conflict and inspire hope in Jerusalem and other divided societies around the world
Kids4Peace is a grassroots interfaith youth movement dedicated to ending conflict and inspiring hope in Jerusalem and other divided societies around the world. To achieve this mission, their programs build interfaith communities that embody a culture of peace and empower a movement for change. Kids4Peace operates international summer camps, training seminars and after-school programs for youth age 12-18, as well as workshops for parents and young adults. Programs combine interfaith dialogue, community building, leadership development and social action. It has chapters in Jerusalem, Seattle, Burlington and Boston. It is growing chapters in Cincinnati, Washington D.C., and Atlanta. Kids4Peace breaks down stereotypes and fosters supportive, mature friendships rooted in spiritual values of equality and respect. Kids4Peace facilitates honest dialogue about different historical narratives and current realities. They invite youth to listen to each other, to proudly share their own identities, and to hear painful and unfamiliar stories in a respectful environment. Kids4Peace prepares youth to be public leaders, supported by a peer community of fellow activists. They equip them with skills and practices to resist violence, influence others toward peace, and work together for lasting change. Since their founding in 2002, they have grown from a community of 12 youth to a movement that has reached a total of more than 2,000 youth and parents.
Fr. Josh Thomas
110 Maryland Ave. NE , Suite 205