Seeds of Peace UK
Since 1993, Seeds of Peace has inspired and cultivated new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict. We equip them with the skills and relationships they need to accelerate social, economic, and political changes essential for peace. With over 6,300 Seeds and Educators from 27 countries, they are at the heart of everything we do, as it is their realities and futures that are most affected by the conflicts that define their lives. Seeds of Peace UK is dedicated to expanding our charity's footprint in the UK.
Every year, Seeds of Peace UK runs a number of activities to engage its growing local community and stakeholders, including film screenings, academic lectures, writing workships, alumni showcase events, and an annual family activity in London's parks know as "Bridges to Peace." Please contact Jason Drucker at London@seedsofpeace.org for information about our March 2017 house party, May lecture, September Bridges event, and October fundraiser.
Each summer, hundreds of teenagers and educators, including youth from UK, engage with each other across lines of conflict—sharing meals, living spaces, and learning experiences in a traditional summer camp program. During daily dialogue sessions guided by professional facilitators, campers confront each other over competing historical narratives, share personal experiences of conflict, and tackle topics that fuel oppression, hatred, and violence in and between their communities. It is here that personal and interpersonal change begins, as perceptions and attitudes shift in the face of a new reality they create at Camp.
There are now over 6,300 Graduate Seeds and Educators, and post-Camp we build on their new-found understanding through arranging year-round leadership programs, especially in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan, and India, that focus on four of the most important assets and abilities that leaders in conflict regions need to create meaningful change: strong relationships across lines of conflict; a sophisticated understanding of core conflict issues; practical skills in communication, critical thinking, and change-making; and the ability to take action on behalf of peace.GATHER Convenings and GATHER Fellowship. Our alumni are having an impact far beyond their families, schools, and peers. As they gain influence in their socieites - shaping policy and the media, starting companies and non-profits, and leading classrooms and civil society institutions - they are increasinlgy positioned to challenge the ideologies, policies, and practices that perpetuate conflict.