• Meeting at the Center: Living Love and Reconciling One with Another

    The Healing and Rebuilding our Communities (HROC) program in Burundi is highlighted in Pendle Hill’s most recent pamphlet. “Expanding on his plenary address at the 2011 Friends General Conference Gathering, Bruce Birchard describes the work of reconciliation on three levels: between his gay brother and traditional father, among three branches of the Religious Society of […]

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  • Serious Learning and Serious Fun: Reflections on International Peace Training

    By Hayley Hathaway We are saying teary goodbyes at Peace Place Pati in Central Java, Indonesia. Almost all of the 34 participants of the FPT-Asia West Pacific’s fourth International Peace Training are now back in their communities or on the road after ten days of serious learning and serious playing. It feels like a loss […]

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  • Explore Peace Place with a New Website and Video

    Peace Place has a new website and a great new video describing their work, thanks to wonderful volunteers. The web address is: peaceplacepati.wixsite.com/peace Peace Place is a center for peace, education and discernment in Pati, Central Java, Indonesia. They offer events and training in nonviolent living for children, teens and adults (based on AVP), education for preschool and lessons […]

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  • “I am young, I am a woman and I can!” Testimony from Guatemala

    Read about the power of AVP on Peacebuilding en las Américas’ blog. I am young, I am a woman and I can! Testimony from Hope School in Guatemala

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  • Welcome, David Bucara, AGLI’s New Coordinator

    The African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI) Working Group is pleased to announce the appointment of David Bucura to the position of AGLI Coordinator. David is no stranger to AGLI having served as AGLI Central Africa Coordinator (part-time) for the past six years and having worked with AGLI since its inception in 1999. He is trained as […]

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  • A Decade of Tsunami Relief in Indonesia

    This is excerpted from Friends Peace Teams in Asia West Pacific‘s Fall Newsletter.  Friends are sometimes surprisingly well-equipped to respond to disasters. An outstanding example was the 9.3 magnitude earthquake on December 26, 2004 killing at least 230,000 people in 14 countries. The world responded, Friends among them, with an estimated US$14 billion in humanitarian […]

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  • Asia West Pacific’s Fall Newsletter

    Have you read Asia West Pacific Initiative’s 2016 Fall Newsletter? Building on a rich history of grassroots peace work On half of the planet, Friends Peace Teams’ Asia West Pacific Initiative helps reduce religious violence avert armed conflict recover from US- and increasingly Australia- supported wars and significantly curb human rights abuses in the forests. In the […]

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  • The Broad Impact of AVP in Peacebuilding en las Américas

    Since its founding in 2002, Peacebuilding en Las Américas has initiated ten Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)  programs in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Colombia. Facilitators from these programs have completed over 900 workshops in communities, hospitals, schools, NGOs, churches, and prisons, impacting over 4,000 participants. In the El Porvenir Prison in La Ceiba, Honduras, […]

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  • How Does the AVP Model Work?

    There is no question about it, over the years, we have seen some incredible outcomes from the peace education FPT and its partners provide. Our Peacebuilding en las Américas (PLA) Initiative provided us with a terrific, succinct account of why AVP-based Peace Education workshops work so well and produce outcomes beyond the primary goals of peacebuilding […]

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  • Peace Place: A Year in Review

    2016 was a wonderful year of growth for Peace Place! Our friends at Asia West Pacific Initiative of Friends Peace Teams (FPT-AQP) recently shared an end-of-year update. 2016 International Training for Peace 2016 began with a very successful International Training for Peace. The diversity of participants added much to the training this year. We welcomed two […]

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