PeacePlayers International uses basketball to unite, educate and inspire young people to create a more peaceful world.

Based on the premise that children who play together can learn to live together, we implement consistent, year-round sports activities that bring together children from opposite sides of religious, ethnic and cultural divides to develop friendship and mutual respect.

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Tournament Time!

This blog was written by Cyrus Fellow Sean Wright about his first time experiencing the annual Spring 3 on 3 Tournament held at The English School of Kyrenia.    This past weekend was a special one, as I got to experience for the first time our Spring 3 on 3 tournament. First, this tournament would … Continue reading Tournament Time!

From Friends to Family: Meet Liraz

Liraz is a 16-year-old Israeli who has been a member of PeacePlayers International – Middle East (PPI-ME) for three years. Liraz plays on both PPI’s U16 and the U18 Jerusalem All-Star teams (made up of both Palestinian and Israeli girls), which both finished first place in the official Israeli national youth league this year! Liraz is also a member of … Continue reading From Friends to Family: Meet Liraz

It’s Wedding Season!

This week’s blog was written by Cyprus Fellow Sean Wright about his experience attending his first traditional Cypriot wedding and how much fun he had during it.  This past weekend was one of the most interesting, fun, exciting times of my life. I was fortunate enough to celebrate the marriage between Gunnar Hagstrom, PPI’s Chief … Continue reading It’s Wedding Season!

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