The Kenya Youth Peace Summit brings together more than 200 Muslims, Methodists, Anglicans, Catholics and Lutherans youth from across Kenya as well as Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Congo, USA. Youth affected by the Rwanda genocide in 1994 and former internally displaced persons from the post-election violence are also participating.
- set a foundation for youth to be peacemakers through discussion, information sharing, and training
- equip youth with skills to lead projects in their communities, including learning about banking and proposal writing
- spiritually center youth through prayer, fellowship and singing
- provide a safe space where youth can share some of the pain they have experienced individually and heal
- discuss peace and reconciliation in Africa as a whole, by directly talking about conflicts such as the post-election violence in Kenya, and the genocide in Rwanda
- encourage youth to live out their dreams by knowing themselves and their values, speaking out as leaders, and setting goals.
This blog is produced by the youth media team, which is trained in journalism, video and photography.
The summit is a partnership between the Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This is the second summit of its kind, the previous peace summit was held in Rwanda in 2008 hosted by the Lutheran Church of Rwanda. If you would like to learn more about the methodology of the summit, please send an email to Davila.Emily at gmail.com or garende at gmail.com