Camps provide refuge for war-weary Israeli kids

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c. 2008 Religion News Service SUSSEX, N.J. _ Every few hours, the public address system at Camp Louemma broadcasts instructions about mealtimes and schedule changes to the campers and counselors scattered across 150 rustic acres in northern New Jersey. Among the groups of youths occupied by hiking, swimming, and arts and crafts, nine new arrivals […]

  • Care and concern for kids living in uncertainty and fear is so very important. Here’s an example of a corresponding “camp” for the children of Ramallah: Living Nonviolence Peace Camp. This report is from last year; the project is underway again this summer.
    The Living Nonviolence Peace Camp was held at the Lutheran School of Hope in Ramallah – – in July 2007. The Living Nonviolence Peace Camp is a ministry of Love Thy Neighbor – – an ecumenical organization dedicated to providing educational resources and programs about the plight of Palestinians and to supporting both Israeli and Palestinian peoples’ deepening commitment to nonviolence as the way to bring a just peace for themselves and their neighbors. See the video at the ELCA’s Peace Not Walls website: Hope school is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land – The video was produced by Tim Frakes –