Getting an Early Start on Peace

Some summer programs offer young people a chance to work toward international harmony

The events of Sept. 11, the continuing crisis in the Middle East and rising tensions over Kashmir all show us the huge obstacles to achieving peace in the world. Some programs are offering teens a direct way to promote international coexistence.

Seeds of Peace, founded in 1993, holds three two-week peace camps each summer on a lake in Maine. U.S. campers, ages 14 to 17, join with teens from such places as the Middle East, India, Pakistan, Greece and Turkey to canoe, swim and play sports together. The campers also spend time in sessions in which they learn how to listen...

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