#ThankyouTuesday for Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist

We are grateful to the young people of Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist community for their hard work and caring for children from communities in conflict! As part of the Countryside Church's Faith-in-Action program, the congregation's…

Bringing together a Chicago-land community through smiles and laughter

There were smiles on everyone's faces as they worked together and supported each other.  Additionally, our community was very pleased that your trainers could speak to them in their native language! Thank you Play for Peace for helping us build our…

A child's fear turns into smiles in Nepal

"We r playing the games taught by play for peace in CFS centers in a lot of camp sites. I don't have a picture but it would be great it you tell them that we have started this initiation we finally got to see some smiles on these kids faces who r…

Walk for Peace 2015 Registration Open!

Walk with your community and help bring peace to children around the world! Every child has the right to a safe space to experience the joy of play. The United Nations dedicated September 21st each year as the International Day of Peace to be a day…

Children's Day Special Program in Peoria, IL: April 25, 2015

Join us to share Laughter, Compassion and Peace with our Peoria community!

Guest Blog Series: Thinking about Peace on Earth Day

If we want peace, every day should be Earth Day. Play for Peace is not an "environmental" organization in the traditional sense, but an essential part of who we are as a Global Learning Community includes a deep caring for the earth and awareness…

Community Spotlight: Trainer Khyrstin Shepard

Community Spotlight is a new blog series we have started to introduce you to the Play for Peace Community! We are honored to have Khyrstin as a new Trainer who will be working with her youth from Illinois State University-PFP club.  Khyrstin is…

#Thankyoutuesdays: Kevin Creely!

Our deepest appreciation to the Kevin Creely! Kevin is a Board Treasurer and supports Play for Peace in many ways. Kevin, we want to express our gratitude for your generosity in support of Play for Peace. Your commitment means so much to us. Thank…

Community Spotlight: Trainer Jes Ward

Community Spotlight is a new blog series we have started to introduce you to the Play for Peace Community! We are honored to have Jes as a new Trainer who will be bringing in her youth from cityWILD as our first spotlight. The following is her…

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…