“Mommy, who are the bad guys?”

Fr. Josh Thomas —  November 29, 2016 — Leave a comment

From Meredith Rothbart
Development Director, Jerusalem

Dear friends and supporters,

I write to you now from Jerusalem, just easing back into work after maternity leave with my newborn son Yishai.

As I reflect on the growth of my family, I feel determined to help the Kids4Peace community continue to grow at a strong, steady pace. Sometimes it seems that we face more challenges each year.

“Ima, who are the bad guys?” my 3-year old daughter, Shalva, asked me just a few days ago.

As an Israeli child, she hears the chatter around her about division and violence.

While I try to reassure her that the world is not divided into “good guys” and “bad guys”, I know these are the very same questions my Palestinian and American friends, family and colleagues are struggling to answer to their children.

As a mother and an educator, I believe that we must not merely answer our children in words. We must provide opportunities to take action–and in Kids4Peace we are doing just that.

In Kids4Peace Seattle, our community stood up against violencethis weekend at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, a mosque recently scarred with vandalism.

Our Kids4Peace Boston youth joined together in service by cooking dinner for residents of the homeless shelter at First Church in Cambridge.

In Kids4Peace Jerusalem, 100 youth leaders marched in unity through the Old City, and will take what they’ve learned back to their schools where they’ll share their experiences.

More than 500 youth participate in Kids4Peace globally.

You have the power to help them stand up against violence, join together in service, and march together in unity.

With Hope,


Take action. Donate Now.

Donate today and every dollar will be matched.

Fr. Josh Thomas

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Executive Director (USA) of Kids4Peace International. Presbyter, The Episcopal Church.

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