Celebrating Diversity and Sharing Traditions for World Interfaith Harmony Week

The global Play for Peace community celebrated its diversity this past week for World Interfaith Harmony Week. Find out what they did and be inspired by their hopes for the future.

Celebrating Religious Diversity During World Interfaith Harmony Week

This week, Play for Peace is celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week to promote peace and harmony between people regardless of faith or belief system. Learn more about this important week and how we will be celebrating with our clubs worldwide. 

Sa'eed Diabat: Global Thinker, Local Leader

As the founder and a mentor of the Youth for Change Galilee Club in Israel, Sa’eed Diabat is an important part of the Play for Peace community. He also has an important story to tell. 

2018 Recap: A Fantastic Year for Play for Peace Vietnam

Play for Peace’s club in Vietnam, A New Day Social Work Group (AND), organized a variety of fantastic activities in 2018, using the power of play to bring together many different people across divides. See what happened in our recap! 

Compassion in Mexico: Helping Migrants on the Move

Every day, hundreds of migrants pass through Huehuetoca, Mexico, on a perilous journey to find a better life. Thanks to a local rest house and the compassion of groups like Play for Peace Mexico, migrants can find care and support along the way.

From Theory to Practice: Putting Play for Peace Methods to Work

Archana Magar, a certified trainer and regional coordinator in India, has been using Play for Peace during her work with terminal stage three cancer patients. During weekly narrative therapy sessions, Archana incorporates narrative ideas into Play for Peace activities and has had much success with participants.

Inspired to Play: Trainer Archana Magar's Play for Peace Journey

An inspiring experience with cooperative play led Archana to join Play for Peace in 2008. Now a regional coordinator and global trainer in India, she inspires others to use play as a way to connect with children and create peace.

Play for Peace in Guatemala: 19 Years of Impact on Three Generations

Play for Peace has been active in Guatemala for 19 years. It is clear that Play for Peace has had an impact there from the stories of our three generations of peace builders—each one as passionate about our work as the next.

Celebrating Play for Peace's 20th Anniversary the Mexican Way

This past September 17 marked an important milestone in the history of Play for Peace: the 20th year of the organization. In honor of this special milestone, Play for Peace Mexico joined the party to celebrate the past two decades, as well as all that's to come.

Bringing Joy to Children in Crete Through the Universal Language of Laughter

Earlier this year, youth leaders from our clubs in Israel and Greece joined together to lead cooperative play sessions with Belarussian orphans through the organization Crete for Life. It was life changing for the youth leaders and children alike.

Moon of Love Festival Brings Joy to 800 Children in the Mekong Delta

September 23 was a special day for hundreds of children who participated in the Moon of Love mid-autumn festival in Vietnam. The festival was organized by A New Day Social Work Group, together with their partner the Lumen Choir group.

Check Out Photos From the Fall 5K Run/Walk

Thanks to Mazhar and Zafar Sheriff we have incredible photos from the Fall 5K Run/Walk fundraiser on September 29, 2018. Check out the full photo album to see what happened at this unforgettable event. 

A Global Cake-Fest to Celebrate a Sweet 20th Birthday

Play for Peace clubs around the world celebrated our 20th birthday with fun parties and special birthday cakes. These happy and festive cakes were tributes to our efforts to create friendships across divides over the past 20 years.

Help us Supercharge Positive Change

Since laughter and having fun is, in a way, the core business of Play for Peace, we formed a very natural partnership with the first-ever global collaborative fundraising challenge in the world—the ROFL (Rolling On the Floor Laughing) challenge.

Costa Rica: Conflicted Communities Within a Peaceful Country

While Costa Rica is famous for its beautiful beaches and nature, it is not without conflict. Many flee there from Nicaragua only to face racism, exploitation, and more. One of these areas is La Carpio, where Play for Peace recently opened a club and is working hard to unite the community. 

Finding Peace at the Musselkanaal Refugee Camp: Part 3

In part three of this three-part series, Play for Peace regional coordinator Katrin Hünemörder visits our club at a refugee camp in Musselkanaal, Netherlands. Although recently closed, the camp was an integration success story. Meet some of the refugees who've been impacted by Play for Peace and learn how they are now impacting others.

The Fall 5K Run/Walk Was a Huge Success!

The sixth annual Play for Peace Fall 5K Run/Walk was special in every way. Drawing more than 300 attendees to the Bartlett Nature Center on September 29, the event raised more than $40,000 and was Play for Peace’s most successful fundraising event to date.

Finding Peace at the Musselkanaal Refugee Camp: Part 2

In part two of this three-part series, Play for Peace regional coordinator Katrin Hünemörder visits our club at a refugee camp in Musselkanaal, Netherlands. Although recently closed, the camp was an integration success story. Part two shows the compassion and leadership of the youth and staff at the camp.

Finding Peace at the Musselkanaal Refugee Camp: Part 1

In part one of a three-part series, Play for Peace regional coordinator Katrin Hünemörder visits our club at a refugee camp in Musselkanaal, Netherlands. Although recently closed, the camp was an integration success story. Part one introduces children, parents, and families of Musselkanaal experiencing Play for Peace.

Fall 5K Update: How to Support Us Before the Big Day

This Saturday, September 29, Play for Peace is hosting its sixth annual Fall 5K Run/Walk in Bartlett, IL, to honor World Peace Day and celebrate its 20th anniversary. Whether you’re in the Chicago area or live across the world, anyone can participate and support Play for Peace.