Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Planting the Seeds of Peace
Today the second session of the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield, Maine began with a flag raising ceremony. This is Seeds of Peace's 16th year - and its mission and accomplishments are an amazing testament to the belief that peace in our world IS very possible. The camp hosts teenagers from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, and America... helping them develop empathy, respect and confidence, along with leadership, communication and negotiation skills. Over 150 campers will be attending this second session, as they spend the next three weeks playing, talking, learning and trying to better understand each other - with the hope of walking away as friends, and as the next generation of peacemakers.