Last week in Jerusalem, JPB introduced four Christian, Muslim, and Jewish program alumni to a delegation of fourteen adult peacebuilders and dialogue facilitators from the Compassionate Listening Project (CLP) for a special evening of dialogue and sharing.
With the guiding question,"how does the situation in Israel/Palestine affect you?", the teens not only spoke at length about their hopes and concerns for the future, but also gave testimony to the impactful learning experiences they had at the Service-Learning program in New Haven, CT this past summer.
JPB teens benefit immensely from these types of engaging events with adults where they can confidently express themselves and practice their communication and leadership skills in a safe and supportive space. The CLP group helped facilitate this atmosphere by their exceptional care and kindness, leaving everyone feeling inspired, hopeful and connected at the end of the night. JPB is grateful to CLP and looks forward to facilitating more of these powerful meetings in the years to come!