At Ultimate Peace, the Middle East’s next generation catches onto the idea that they aren’t so different from one another.
It’s a lesson that might lead to a very different, and very peaceful, future in the region.
Teenagers from Palestinian, Arab, Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities come together for the very first time at the Ultimate Peace camp in Israel. Normally divided by mistrust and conflict, they instead find themselves building strong friendships and lasting bonds. For tomorrow’s leaders, it’s not just a game. It’s a revelation.
If today’s youth aren’t given the opportunity to relate, and fail to connect given their vast cultural and religious differences, there will never be enduring peace in the Middle East. Founded in 2008, Ultimate Peace builds on the basic principles of Ultimate Frisbee to achieve that goal: fair play, mutual respect and responsible sportsmanship. It’s peace through sport.