2018 Peacebuilders Camp

A Peacebuilders Tradition

For the eighth year in a row, Peacebuilders campers traveled to Ellenton, Georgia to learn about the work of the clinic there that serves migrant farm workers. Thanks to a donation from Diaz Foods in Atlanta, and to Café Campesino staff who transported it, campers were again able to stock the food pantry that the … Continue reading »

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Guest Peacemaker Izzy Pitman

Izzy Pitman just graduated from Paideia School in Atlanta where she was a varsity ultimate player. As she drove up, campers Kalindi and Prince recognized her and cheered. Izzy had been teaching ultimate at their after school program for the last year and now here she was at Peacebuilders Camp! The boys were excited to … Continue reading »

Categories: 2018 Peacebuilders Camp, By Marilyn, Guest Peacemakers, Guests at Camp |

Where do you stand on the right to a fair wage?

Everyone has the right to a fair wage, according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our campers didn’t have any trouble understanding why this right is important! And yet as obvious as it is that pay should be fair, they also are very aware that for many workers, this is a right that is … Continue reading »

Categories: 2018 Peacebuilders Camp, By Marilyn |

Guest Peacemaker Bill Harris

On Tuesday, to meet their first special guest peacemaker, campers traveled to Guatemala. Well, to the Guatemala house at the Habitat for Humanity Global Village in Americus. There they met Bill Harris, the founder of Café Campesino who is a strong advocate for fair trade. Through his leadership and example, Café Campesino has become part … Continue reading »

Categories: 2018 Peacebuilders Camp, By Jonah, Guest Peacemakers, Guests at Camp |

A foundation for building peace: honoring dignity

“Everyone is born free and equal in dignity and rights.” This first article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was also the focus for our first day of camp. Our initial task in understanding what this article means was to define dignity. Words like “value,” “respect,” and “equality” came up in our discussion. To … Continue reading »

Categories: 2018 Peacebuilders Camp, By Marilyn |

Session One Campers are almost here!

Peacebuilders Staff are really excited to meet our first week campers tomorrow morning! We thought you might like to get to know a bit about them, too. Our first twenty campers will be coming from urban, suburban, and rural areas of Georgia, including Leesburg, Clarkston, Atlanta, Powder Springs, Snellville, Americus, Woodstock, Bronwood, and Quitman. They … Continue reading »

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Peacebuilders Staff, ¡Presente!

With less than 36 hours to go before the start of camp, we expect that our first week campers might be busy checking their packing lists, settling jittery nerves, or enjoying a last outing with their family. Our staff, on the other hand, are already hard at work at camp, and quickly coalescing into a … Continue reading »

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How to follow along with 2018 campers this summer

From July 2 – 21, 2018, we will be posting stories, pictures, and videos from Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm. We invite you to follow along with the campers’ activities and excitement. Here’s how: Bookmark this page and visit daily, starting July 2nd.   Follow us on Facebook.   Join our mailing list: Get Our … Continue reading »

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