By Jonah

Peacemakers Cody and Cortney Southerland of Special Kneads and Treats

Our final group of 2018 campers departed an hour ago – heading back to their homes in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Ohio. We cheered loudly for each other as each name was called at our graduation ceremony. 18 of these 20 campers are returners – some for a third year! Then the kids exchanged contact info, … Continue reading »

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Peacemakers Douglas Scott and Full Radius Dance

Peacebuilders Camp’s focus on human rights can lead us to take action in support of a wide range of causes and communities. In just these past three weeks, our campers have explored the Fair Trade movement, the Israel-Palestine conflict, health care disparities for migrant farm workers, hip hop and freedom of expression, Malala Yousafzai’s story … Continue reading »

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Peacemaker Isabella Pfeiffer

The February 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida stunned and saddened our county. But in the midst of calls for thoughts and prayers, the surviving students stood up and took action. Isabella Pfeiffer is a rising senior at Stoneman Douglas High. After surviving the shooting, she and some … Continue reading »

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Peacemakers Jessica Lamb and John McKown

Thursday at Peacebuilders Camp was centered around one of the most stark and intense human rights: “No one should be held in slavery for any reason.” Unfortunately, human trafficking – a form of modern day slavery – is all too common in the world … and in the United States. When slavery is mentioned, many people have an … Continue reading »

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Don’t be a bystander!

During our discussion of the right to dignity, we seek to give campers tools with which they can disrupt injustice. What can you do when you see someone being disrespected, hurt, or oppressed? Campers first discussed the bystander effect: …and then they watched this video: Then campers split into groups of four and created skits … Continue reading »

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Guest Peacemaker Cameron Williams (aka C-Grimey)

Peacebuilders Camp welcomed a hip hop star to camp on Friday! C-Grimey (aka Cameron Williams) from Chattanooga joined us for a day centered around the celebration of the right to expression. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that all people have the right to freedom of opinion and expression. But as Cameron explained to … Continue reading »

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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 »

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2015 Camper Commitments

Some of our 2015 campers’ responses to the question, “How will you work for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights in your community?” My goal is to donate to the disabled people by giving them items like blankets and food once or twice a year. Also I would talk with them to show care and love. … Continue reading »

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Peacebuilders Camp Out in Public

One of our Advisory Board members helped us apply to be a “Be the Change” partner at Sevananda Natural Foods Co-op at the end of last year and we were chosen to be their February partner! This means that we have a big banner hanging next to the registers in the store and cashiers ask … Continue reading »

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