Tag : USA

A Global Exchange of Peace, From Guatemala to the U.S.A.

As part of our most recent Global Games for Interfaith Harmony Week, this week we hosted an exchange between the HOLA club in Los Angeles, California, and the Cantel Club in Guatemala. Our clubs' shared their visions and the work they are doing, and had a blast in the process!

March 20: International Day of Happiness

On Monday, March 20, the world celebrated the International Day of Happiness. Happiness Day, as it is also known, was created in 2012 when UN resolution 66/281 was adopted by consensus of all 193 member states of the United Nations. Happiness Day…

NEW! Play for Peace Orientation Course is LIVE

Play for Peace has partnered with Udemy to help introduce the organization to new and aspiring volunteers. A new (and free!) 30-minute online course tells the history, the mission, the success, and the continued work that Play for Peace does all…

A Great Success: 2017 Feast for Peace

On Thursday March 9, nearly 170 Play for Peace supporters attended the 2017 Feast for Peace, which was held at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove, IL. Attendees had a delicious dinner and were treated to an ice cream and dessert buffet after the meal.…

India Clubs Embrace the Love During World Interfaith Harmony Week (Part 2)

Bal Sahyog, Sat Nagar, New Delhi-  An impressive 130 youth attended the celebration at Karol Bagh Peace Club. 4 youth volunteers including Vijay Kumar held interfaith activities at different areas in Kelash Colony, Regar Pura, and at a women's…

Play for Peace Chosen as Auction Merchandise Source's March and April Charity of the Month

We are honored to have been selected as Auction Merchandise Source (AMS) Chicago's Charity of the Month for March and April. Every two months, AMS chooses a charity that will receive a portion of their in-studio sales to benefit their cause. Sharing…

Happy International Women's Day!

Today, March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. This global holiday celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s a day to rejoice in the progress made my women; however, International…

It's Almost Time for Feast For Peace 2017!

The 2017 Feast for Peace will be hosted next Thursday, March 9, at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove, IL. We are so thrilled to bring pieces of the Play for Peace community together to celebrate our mission and hear the important stories that continue…

A Later Lesson in Compassion for Guatemala PFP Facilitator

“When I was a kid I was taught not to hang out with people who were different from me.” - Antonio Quezada Part of the magic of Play for Peace is its ability to teach lifelong lessons to kids. Children are great learners, and if they grow up…

Perspectives on Peace and Refugees: Riya Yuyada, PFP South Sudan

“…what happens to someone today, may happen to you tomorrow,” shared Riya Williams Yuyada when asked why we should help refugees. Riya, once a refugee in Uganda but now a young leader and co-founder of Play for Peace South Sudan, has…

Play for Peace Mumbai celebrates new beginnings during World Interfaith Harmony Week

Photo Credit: Landscape Photographer Sanyukta Kulkarni During World Interfaith Harmony Week, Play for Peace Mumbai club found peace in honoring Mother Earth and their ancestors. The session began with a group of women walking in the garden. The…

Today We Celebrate Freedom and Social Justice

Every day when I read the news, follow statuses or tweets, I can see more and more people who share the idea of removing barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. Then I ask myself: did I…

The story of how a Mexican Play for Peace club came to be: A three act play

"Hope. And a window that lets us peek into what a better society could look like. This is what Play for Peace is for me." - Francisco Hueyatl First Act – I joined as a graphic design volunteer. Francisco Hueyatl joined Play for Peace, just like…

Annual Report 2015-2016

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects." —Dalai Lama Detailed in the annual report, Play for Peace supports programming that creates a “ripple effect”…

Video Recap: Compassion Games' World Interfaith Harmony Week

Compassion Games' World Interfaith Harmony Week was a week of learning, understanding, and teaching of compassion and acceptance across the world. Many of our Play For Peace clubs participated in the Week's daily missions, bringing a message of…

What do Play for Peace kids grow up to be?

“I am a very honest, responsible man who enjoys helping his community.” Here at Play for Peace, there’s a very lucky abundance of photos with smiling kids whose present moment has just been touched by cooperative play and activities that…

Become a Play for Peace Certified Trainer!

The application to become a Certified Play for Peace Trainer is now open through Wednesday, February 15. When you become a Play for Peace Certified Trainer, you are a part of a global community of people who use their skills to promote peace,…

Play For Peace - Supporting Refugees

Play for Peace brings together people from many countries, religions, cultures and belief systems. We work daily with people in the US. and around the world who are facing war, discrimination, and violence, but who still have chosen to work for…

Connecting Play for Peace Members across the Globe

In 2013, Play for Peace brought together youth leaders via video conference to share knowledge, ideas, and to inspire each other. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, so in 2014, we organized the exchanges on a regular basis.