Peace Camp Brings Kids Together

July 28, 2007

Author: Joel Banner Baird

Source: The Burlington Free Press

Peace stands a better chance, the adults here say, when youngsters enter the equation. After two years of preparation and little fanfare, they launched the interfaith Vermont Kids4Peace camp this week at Rock Point School in Burlington.

Compared to other Middle East peace efforts, the math is simple: Half of the 24 pre-teens who converged at the banks of Lake Champlain on Friday arrived from various parts of Vermont. The other half flew in from Jerusalem.

They represent, in equal numbers, the Abrahamic faiths: Islam, Christianity and Judaism.