Christ Church Cathedral

More About Kids4Peace

  • Connects children and families across the lines that separate them. The effort is a grassroots, community-based organization, representing a wide diversity of religions, cultures, national identities, economic status and political point of view.
  • Nurtures long-term relationships among youth and families, breaks down stereotypes and fosters supportive, mature friendships rooted in spiritual values of equality and respect.
  • Facilitates honest dialogue about different historical narratives and current realities, invite youth to listen to each other, to proudly share their own identities, and to hear painful and unfamiliar stories in a respectful environment.
  • Prepares youth to be interfaith leaders and equip them with skills and practices to resist violence, influence others toward peace, and work together for lasting change.
  • Spreads the message that “Together, Peace is Possible.” Kids4Peace are ambassadors of hope who challenge cynical voices and commit to creating a better future.

Kids4Peace in Cincinnati

Founded in Jerusalem in 2002, Kids4Peace is a global movement of Jewish, Christian and Muslim youth, dedicated to ending conflict and inspiring hope in divided societies around the world while fostering sustainable friendships across the lines of conflict. Kids4Peace is nonpolitical, nonsectarian and nonpartisan. Through a network of local chapters, Kids4Peace operates five international summer camps and a six-year, year-round program for more than 250 Palestinian, Israeli and North American youth.

 

Members of Christ Church Cathedral joined forces with representatives from the area’s Jewish and Islam communities to bring a Kids4Peace camp to the Cincinnati area in August of 2016.

 

Campers from the local community who will be seventh graders visited three houses of worship to learn about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The kids also learned skills of peace building and explored ways to improve our local community. The program is designed to be dynamic, providing fun filled experiences while developing trust, understanding, and developing new interfaith friendships.

 

“It was absolutely amazing, and extremely gratifying to see this wonderful youth movement come to the greater Cincinnati area,” says cathedral member Judy Chamberlain, who spearheaded the effort that is brought Kids4Peace to Cincinnati. “My thanks to each of our hosting houses of worship for joining us and opening their doors for the kids to have fun getting to know one another and learning the tools necessary to build a peaceful community.”

 

For more information, contact Judy Chamberlain.