Preacher: The Rev. Josh Thomas
Guest Preacher, Fr. Josh Thomas
Fr. Josh Thomas is the Executive Director of Kids4Peace International, a global nonprofit organization that provides interfaith dialogue, peace education, and leadership develop-ment programs to more than 500 Muslim, Jewish and Christian youth in Jerusalem and the US each year. He was previously Dean of the Diocesan School of Ministry & Theology in the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, and he also served as Interim Priest at Church of the Apostles during his time in Seattle. He is a board member of the Alliance for Middle East Peace. Fr. Josh lives in Washington, DC.
Kids4Peace (http://www.k4p.org), an interfaith youth movement, works to transform divided societies into communities of lasting peace. Working in Jerusalem and the US, the
organization brings together Muslim, Jewish, and Christian youth for dialogue programs, leadership development, and social change projects. The six-year program sequence includes monthly meetings, overnight retreats, and intensive summer programs for youth in 6th through 12th grade. In Seattle, Kids4Peace has also begun a series of outreach initiatives, bringing workshops to religious congregations, schools, and community groups, while also offering programs for the broader community, such as an MLK Day youth empowerment workshop.