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, our programs build interfaith communities that embody a culture of peace and empower a movement for change.
With a membership of 1,150 worldwide (500 Jerusalem youth, 350 Jerusalem parents, 150 USA youth, 150 educators & volunteers), K4P brings together Jews, Christians (Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox), Muslims (Sunni and Shi’a), Unitarians, Druze, Bedouin, and families with multiple religious practices.
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. . We have chapters in Jerusalem, Seattle, Burlington and Boston and we a growing chapters in Cincinnati, DC, and Atlanta.
We break down stereotypes and foster supportive, mature friendships rooted in spiritual values of equality and respect. Kids4Peace facilitates honest dialogue about different historical narratives and current realities. We 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. We equip them with skills and practices to resist violence, influence others toward peace, and work together for lasting change.