PEACE CAMPS 2017

Our mission is to facilitate relational spaces for young people to come together and build friendships across cultural, religious, ideological, and lingual lines. One of the ways that we do this is through Peace Camps - a week of intentional community - where young people,18-years-of-age and above - from different countries and cultures spend five days learning and applying peace values, culminating in two days of serving together locally.

BL4P (CLPP) COLOMBIA

In June of 2017, BL4P will have its first ever Peace Camp in southwestern Colombia. Colombia has been in a violent conflict for fifty-two years. But for the first time in the history of this conflict, a peace agreement has been signed between government and guerrilla forces. BL4P Colombia will bring together young adults from different countries, different faith journeys, and different sides of Colombia’s conflict for this peace camp initiative.

BL4P TURKEY

in July 2017, BL4P will be hosting its second Peace Camp in southeastern Turkey. Join with returning participants from the 2016 camp for a week focused on learning from each other and building long-lasting relationships, leading us toward reconciliation, unity, and a future of peace.

ARTS & MEDIA 4 PEACE

Are you a budding visual artist, musician, photographer, writer, or filmmaker? Are you interested in learning how to communicate peace building messages more effectively? BL4P TURKEY is offering AM4P, a special PRE-CAMP TRACK. Some of the topics we'll explore together are:

  • Basic training in filmmaking, photography, graphic design and blog writing
  • Best practices on social media platforms
  • Storytelling that can change the world

BL4P IRAQ

In August 2017, BL4P will be hosting its first Peace Camp in northern Iraq. Following a devastating decade of wars and conflict, BL4P is excited to facilitate a space for reconciliation and unity where Muslims and Christians, Iraqis and North Americans will come together for a week of developing friendships and working together to build a future of peace.

Are you 18-years-of-age or older and live in one of the above regions? Would you like more info about how to join us for a Peace Camp?

LOCAL CHAPTERS

BL4P is committed to catalyzing young leaders who are passionate about building a future of peace. It is our hope that following the Peace Camp, all of our participants will leave with a passion for collaboratively building a future of peace starting in their local communities. Local chapters are made up of young people who are working at a grassroots level to be leaders for peace, committed to not only working for peace where they live, but also inviting and inspiring others to do the same.

LOCAL PEACE BUILDING ACTIVITIES

School Visits and Children's Programs

Assisting teachers and leading songs, games, and learning activities for refugee children in schools and orphanages

Elderly Care Centre Visits

Reaching out with music, games, conversation, and companionship for the elderly

Hospital Visits

Reaching out to refugees in Turkish hospitals who have suffered injuries as a result of war

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