by Nancy Stone, K4P NH/VY
Vermont and New Hampshire kids and parents of recent Kids4Peace local and national camps met Saturday November 21st for a much anticipated reunion. Though some of us keep in touch via social media, it’s so much better to meet in person as we play outdoor games, listen to guitar music, and gobble snacks. Meeting in the lovely Dartmouth College chapel, we ended our reunion by reflecting on how the Kids4Peace experience has affected us personally. Here are a few of the shared comments:
* K4P gave me a new sense of the world and now my best friends are people on the other side of Earth. It was an amazing experience.
* K4P has transformed my view of the world. It has given me an outlet to share love, understanding and empathy with people from many different cultures and backgrounds. K4P is also a vehicle for us all together to join in the effort to expand mutual respect, human dignity and with them, to build a peaceful world.
*K4P opened a new world for me. It showed pain, suffering, and hatred. I have learned that no truth is the same truth but it is the truth of your heart. I’ve learned that if you don’t go into a difficult topic with an open mind, nothing is possible. K4P shows peace is possible, even with kids.
* K4P helped me to understand how people are connected to each other and what different religions are about.
* Kids4Peace changed my life because it made me realize that I am not the only one who matters and that I should put others before me.