• 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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  • Expect the Unexpected: AGLI at Work

    In 2003 the African Great Lakes Initiative developed the Healing and Rebuilding our Communities (HROC) program to bring individual and societal healing to Hutu and Tutsi involved in deadly conflict in Rwanda and Burundi. The hope was to restore normal human relationships which had occurred before the violence. The First Unexpected Development When we followed […]

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  • Ripples of Peace Education

    We have a family with two young children who have attended the Joglo Preschool since they were toddlers. The older child has special needs. As an infant, he had trouble speaking, could not focus, had a hard time connecting when spoken to, exercised no self-control in interacting with other children, and physically disrupted his surroundings. […]

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  • Friends Peace Teams Epistle 2016

    Greetings to Friends everywhere, The Friends Peace Teams’ Coordinating Council met in Olympia, Washington USA from Thursday, May 19 to Friday, May 20, 2016. Friends from U.S. Yearly Meetings and Australia Yearly Meeting, the African Great Lakes Initiative, the Asia West Pacific Initiative and Peacebuilding en las Américas gathered to share meaningful worship and discernment […]

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  • David Zarembka Steps Down as Coordinator of AGLI

    After long and fruitful service as the coordinator of FPT’s African Great Lakes Initiative, David Zarembka has stepped down from that position, effective October 31, 2016. The FPT Council is grateful for his tremendous contribution in building AGLI and for his substantial contributions to FPT as a whole. David will continue his “Letters from Kenya” […]

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