Peacebuilding

Alum Spotlight: Edithe Rose Niyogushima

I recently caught up with alum Edithe Rose, who attended camp in 2013. Edithe Rose, now age 15, sat down with me for an interview and reflected on her time at camp, how it affected her, and what she’s been learning since then. Memories From Camp We do so many activities and learn so much … Continue reading »

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La Lucha Sigue – The Struggle Continues

Each day at Peacebuilders Camp is focused on a different human right, and one right we often cover is the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. This summer we decided to call on Father Roy Bourgeois to share about his adventures in following his conscience. Father Roy started School of the Americas Watch … Continue reading »

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Peacebuilders Camp on WRFG 89.3 Radio

Peacebuilders Camp co-founder, Jonah McDonald, was interviewed on WRFG 89.3’s Radio Free Activists show on Monday, July 27, 2015. Listen here: [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://peacebuilderscamp.org/videos/Peacebuilders_Interview_on_WRFG_Radio.mp3″]

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Peacebuilders Graduation!

From Erica Schoon, Program Director… I’ve been in awe this week of the transformations happening within and between campers and of their own self awareness of how much that transformation has meant to them. This process culminates on the last day when we go through closing activities, reflect on the week, and conduct our closing … Continue reading »

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Breaking down stereotypes

At home during the year I live a pretty quiet little life, so I often find myself sitting and savoring the bustle, noise, activity, and energy of camp. I love the orchestrated chaos. This week has had so much laughter and sports and music and dancing and singing and silliness. I can’t count the times … Continue reading »

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A transformative week

On the first day of camp during one of our get-to-know-you games, one camper voiced approval for the death penalty and made some comments about how people who kill somebody should get killed for it. It was a typical camp moment with voices of various perspectives shouting out. Yesterday was the day we were focused … Continue reading »

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Camp is a safe space

This group of campers has been remarkable. It’s an odd mix of young people to have in a room together, and I wasn’t sure how it would play out this week. So far the eclectic backgrounds have only added to the group dynamic. One big thing I’ve noticed this week is how big a deal … Continue reading »

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Guest Post: My Conscience Leads Me

From Tabatha Holley, Peacebuilders Camp Counselor… During my second week as a counselor for Peacebuilders Camp, the campers discussed the article which reads “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion.” Throughout the day, campers maturely discussed decisions that their individual conscience influenced them to make. At one point, campers were asked … Continue reading »

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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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The Peacebuilders tree is complete!

We pushed it to the very last day, but some dedicated campers made it happen. The tree is finished! Every night at Peacebuilders Camp during closing circle, it is our tradition to ask campers what peacebuilders they learned about that day — whether from a book they read off the book table, one of our … Continue reading »

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