In the Heart of Los Angeles, Young Leaders Make a Difference

Peace is...to be open minded and respectful. Calmness, laughter, being curious about the world. On Wednesday April 8th, Play for Peace Mentor Jessica Guendoley sat down with a group of Youth Facilitators at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) and asked them…

#Thankyou Tuesday dedicated to Educators Collective

Our most heartfelt "Thank you!" to the Educators Collective who organized one of the most well run Play for Peace workshops I have even been part of! Not only did Shalini and her team put their heart and skills into making sure everything was…

Clinton High School Play for Peace Club Visits Illinois State University

As part of our day, we were able to hear from a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. She played Play for Peace games with the students and shared a new game with us as well. It was a great day! Campus visits are one of the most important steps students…

#Thankyoutuesdays: Robert Blankenbaker

Our deepest appreciation to Robert Blankenbaker! Bob is a retired Intellectual Property Rights attorney who has been a committed volunteer and a dear friend to Play for Peace since our founding. This year at the 2015 Feast for Peace Bob received…

One Word About the Play for Peace Workshop in Bangalore

[embed]https://youtu.be/w_WnNg0Gq14[/embed] Video includes Play for Peace Community members including Andres Armas, Sarah Gough, Agyat Mitra, Swati Bhatt, Javeed Shah and Shalini Menon.

#ThankyouTuesday dedicated to Janet McDonnell

Janet McDonnell is an active board member and a committed supporter of Play for Peace. Janet also help us with our fundraising events and activities.  Janet, we want to take this opportunity to express our warmest gratitude for being our board…

The Shamanic Powers Of Experiential Education: Guest Blog Series

Whenever I think about the “ills” and problems of the world, and the necessity for humankind to “heal” and transform to a higher level humanbeingness, I also think about the power and potential of the outdoor/challenge/adventure/…

#Thankyoutuesdays: Congratulations Kathryn Kylee!

Kathryn Kylee is our certified trainer from the States and moved to India a few years ago as a Play for Peace volunteer. Last week Kathryn got married, and Play for Peace trainers and director Sarah Gough attended the wedding in Bangalore, India.…

Peace in Pakistan: A Play for Peace experience

"I had play few games with them to bring smile on the gloomy faces. I noticed that this worked very well." On the March 15th, around 14 people have been killed and many injured in Taliban attack on two churches in the eastern Pakistan city of…

India Series: A simple question

Very quickly our friendships deepened. Due to Play for Peace, children started supporting each other. We left Delhi and took an overnight train to Bihar, one of the most underdeveloped states in India with the highest rates of poverty and…

Peace by Design: Guest Blog Series

    "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me."                   To bring peace in the world, to resolve conflicts and stop wars an internal revolution is a must.  Peace is a choice, a habit.  A habit of choosing peace…

#ThankyouTuesday to Ron Kovich!

Ron Kovich is an active board member and a committed supporter of Play for Peace. Ron also help us with our fundraising events and its sponsors.  Ron, we want to take this opportunity to express our warmest gratitude for being our board member.…

Introducing Farragut High School-PFP Club

"All children deserve to play" Play for Peace mentors, Leah and Juan along with 8 youth started a Play for Peace Club at Farragut High School in Chicago, IL, USA. Farragut club meet weekly to plan and conduct Practice Peace session at school.

#ThankyouTuesday to Mark Havens!

Our deepest appreciation to Mark Havens! Mark is an active board member and a committed supporter of Play for Peace. Mark, we want to take this opportunity to express our warmest gratitude for being our board member. We value your contribution at…

India Series: Survivors and Strength

"Today I know we were learning about values but I saw more than that, I saw humanity." The first day of my month-long journey to visit the Play for Peace community in India was Holi, a Hindu celebration where colored powder is smeared on faces and…

#ThrowbackThursday: Play for Peace First Conference in India

The photo was taken in 2003 at a campsite, in Bangalore, India, where Play for Peace first local conference was held. Play for Peace youth groups and trainers from Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore, participated in the three days meet. This…

AN ORGANIC HEALER: Guest Blog Series

"We were born with collective identity that is why we coexist and can connect with each other on many levels." I meant to share these thoughts for a long time. These thoughts are coming from my fifteen years of journey from help-seeker to a healer.…

A Dream of Peace in South Sudan

"Please don't give up on us" - Play for Peace participant in South Sudan In a country of beauty, potential, and energy, South Sudan is struggling with an increasing number of localized wars and a growing volume of refugees and child soldiers. The…

One Small City Tries a Big Strategy for Change: Guest Blog Series

Play for Peace is not just about play. It is a powerful strategy for changing the paradigm of race and class relationships through cooperative play. - Maurine Pyle One thing I learned when I visited Play for Peace in Guatemala in 2007 was that size…

#ThankyouTuesday to all of our Feast for Peace Guests and Donors

"What an amazing night! It was fun, informative and inspiring!" Thank you to everyone who supported our 2015 Feast for Peace. Over 130 guests braved the chilly Chicago weather to share the evening with us! It was a beautiful night with delicious…