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…

Our accomplishments since the 2014 Feast for Peace!

Register Here! Tickets for our Mardi Gras-themed charity dinner are going fast! While we will have a limited number of tickets available the night of the event for walk-ins, we are coming close to filling the room again this year! Please register…

All is fair in love and peace? A Valentine's tribute to Play for Peace couples

As someone said to me a few years ago when I explained the Play for Peace mission; "ah, you're teaching people to love one another!" Well, yes, you could say that the highest form of compassion, or peace for that matter, is love. However, we…

Profound Simplicity: Guest Blog Series

Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, waterbugs, tadpoles, frogs and turtles, elderberries, acorns, wild strawberries, chestnuts, trees to climb, brooks to wade in, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to…

#ThankyouTuesday to the Hennessy Family!

I love...raising money for Play for Peace kids in need. All this money is going to go to a very good cause. I hope you enjoy supporting Play for Peace Kids as much as I do. The Hennessy family is a very special one. It is apparent how caring and…