Jerusalem Peacebuilders (JPB) is an interfaith, non-profit organization whose mission is to create a better future for humanity across religions, cultures, and nationalities. Integral to that mission is the belief that the future of Jerusalem is the future of the world. To that end, JPB promotes transformational, person-to-person encounters among the peoples of Jerusalem, the United States, and the Holy Land. Christ Church is a proud partner of JPB.
JPB’s interfaith programs focus on uniting Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans and providing them with the opportunities, relationships, and skills they need to become future leaders for peace in the global community. A passion for peace drives our mission and partnerships power our program.
Jerusalem Peacebuilders now oversees three youth leadership programs of successive levels in New Haven, CT, Houston, TX, and Brattleboro, VT. Each camp runs over the course of two weeks and provides the individual campers with leadership skills, personal dialogues, guest speakers, and a faith-based component. We take frequent field trips and provide outdoor recreational activities including horseback riding, swimming, and canoeing. We enjoy delicious home cooked meals prepared by our camp volunteers. The success of our program relies on the family atmosphere, the carefully selected small group, and the emphasis on religion and faith. Participants become immersed in the themes of the program and begin to embark upon a journey of transformation they will never forget.
Participants in the JPB program are an extraordinary group of young, carefully selected people. Their commitment to bringing peace to their communities is so strong that they have been actively engaged in the program for at least one year before attending one of JPB's summer programs. This dedication is evident in their avid desire to acquire the tools that will allow them to shine as leaders in forging a peaceful society in Jerusalem and across the Middle East.
For more information, please visit JPB's own website.