Mission Statement

Friends Peace Teams is a Spirit-led organization working to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict around the world to create programs for peace building, healing and reconciliation. FPT’s programs build on extensive Quaker experience combining practical and spiritual aspects of grassroots peace building.

How We Work

We use experiential methods that honor the dignity of every person, like the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), Trauma Healing, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC), community reconciliation, and peace education to bring together people from different ethnic, political, gender, and religious backgrounds.

FPT supports three international initiatives that share a goal of grassroots peace building through local partnerships: the African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI), Peacebuilding en Las Américas (PLA), and the Asia West Pacific Initiative (FPT-AWP). Each has a diverse program that responds to a region’s unique history, culture, resources, and conflicts. Each initiative has local staff and is supported and guided by a working group of local and U.S. Friends.

Friends Peace Teams is a 501(c3) non-profit organization with a small budget raised entirely from donations by individuals and groups. FPT is governed by a Council compromised of volunteers and representatives from Yearly Meetings that meets virtually every month and in person once a year.

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