Muslim, Jewish And Christian Kids From Boston And Jerusalem Meet For Peace

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2013 Kids4Peace campers from Boston and Jerusalem (Courtesy of Kids4Peace Boston)
2013 Kids4Peace campers from Boston and Jerusalem at Camp Merrowvista in New Hampshire (Courtesy of Kids4Peace Boston)

Last week, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met for the first peace talks in five years. But there was a different kind of peace talk going on right here in Boston — among a group of 12-year-olds.

The program is called Kids4Peace Boston, and it brings together Muslim, Jewish and Christian kids from Boston and Jerusalem for two weeks of summer fun and interfaith dialogue. The kids spend time at a summer camp in New Hampshire, and also explore Boston together. But this is just the beginning: the kids continue to meet in their respective cities each month, learning about conflict resolution and nurturing friendships across religious and cultural lines.


Peggy Stevens, founder of the Boston chapter of Kids4Peace

Shayan Raza, a 7th grader from Needham

Nicole Haas-Loomis, a 9th grader from Arlington

Isy Mekler, a 9th grader from Newton

This segment aired on August 23, 2013.


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