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.
The Second Annual Kids4Peace (K4P) Interfaith Day Camp will run from July 31 to August 3, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. The program is open to current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, based on the 2016-1017 school year. Kids4Peace Cincinnati is proud to be one of eight American cities that sponsor local and regional camping experiences. K4P’s mission is “to build interfaith communities that embody a culture of peace and empower movement of change.” Registration is now open through their website or from the Kids4Peace: Cincinnati Facebook page. Tuition is $150 per student. Scholarships are available as needed.
Contact Judy A. Chamberlain for more information.