Leisure

Meet our 13-14 year old Peacebuilders!

The 13-14 year olds have arrived, and our second session of campers is meshing well. We’ve got some very knowledgeable campers, some great athletes, and wonderful personalities. Today we enjoyed getting to know each other as well as Koinonia Farm and getting an introduction to the human rights we’ll be talking about this week. Our … Continue reading »

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Who has access to the arts?

At Peacebuilders Camp, many of our conversations follow a similar pattern. Campers discuss a particular human right, what groups of people are often denied access to that right and why, and how we can increase everyone’s access to that particular right. This year we followed that same pattern of analysis during a full day analyzing … Continue reading »

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Full days, full hearts

From Erica Schoon, Program Director… We have emerged from the woods! My clothes are filthy, my skin is burnt, my eyelids are dropping, but my heart is full. The past three days have been packed full. We’ve learned about the right to healthcare and housing and the right to work and leisure. We’ve done some … Continue reading »

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Peacebuilding is…Service…Global Travel…Art…

Today was a long day and late night. On our last full day at camp, we looked at the same “right to an adequate standard of living” that framed our health care discussion yesterday but shifted our focus to talking about the importance of decent housing. We began the day with a service project with … Continue reading »

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How does health care justice influence peace?

Today we talked about the right to medical care and what it looks like when people do and do not have that right protected. We started the morning with a discussion of health disparities. A few campers volunteered to tell a story of a time they needed health care. A counselor wrote down many of … Continue reading »

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Day Two: Who are the Peacemakers you know?

Day 2! We jumped right in helping Koinonians pick blueberries this morning. Peacebuilders Camp hit the scales with 41.4 pounds of blueberries picked! Thinking about the challenges of farm work, we went right into a discussion of our human rights article for the day–the right to work and to get paid fairly. Campers demonstrated an … Continue reading »

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Peacemaking Around the World

Housing day is one of my favorite days of our curriculum. It was our last full day of camp with the 13-14 year old group, and we focused most of the day on the right to housing. We spent the morning doing a service project with the Fuller Center for Housing helping repair a porch … Continue reading »

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Exercise your Right to Rest & Leisure!

Today was our big day off campus. We woke up early to pack sack lunches and get on the way to Ellenton to visit the health clinic. The focus for the day was the right to medical care and the right to rest and leisure. At the clinic we split into two groups. The first … Continue reading »

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