• Taste of Empowerment: An Alternatives to Violence Workshop for Resettled Bhutanese

    Jamuna Shrestha was in the US from 17 May to 15 July 2017 for a speaking tour and to work with Bhutanese resettled in the US. She visited Friends Meetings in Cambridge and Wellesley MA, and Buffalo NY. She attended the Alternatives to Violece Project (AVP) USA’s national gathering and the Young Adult Quaker’s National Gathering at […]

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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Coni Lustenberger

    Volunteer Spotlight: Coni Lustenberger

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  • Angry Mob

    Peacebuilding and Election Violence in Eastern Africa

    Some of the largest peace- building efforts, in terms of the numbers of people involved, that AGLI supports, concern elections. When large-scale violence erupted during the 2008 Kenya elections, it took everyone by surprise, including AGLI. Friends in Kenya, partly supported by AGLI, rushed to respond as well as they could without preparation. Out of […]

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  • Visiting in Indonesia and Philippines 

    An update from FPT-Asia West Pacific: Nadine Hoover and others visited with Nanik and Petrus at Peace Place and neighboring communities in Indonesia, and accompanied Valerie Joy on a visit with Kins Aparece and Ludwig bon Quirog to Manila and Bohol, Philippines. The group shared in experiential, practice-based workshops on skills for peaceful, conscientious living. The workshops offered […]

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  • US Speaking Tour with Focus on Nepali-Bhutanese Community

    FPT-AWP is pleased to announce that Jamuna Shrestha, a social worker, counselor, and an Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator in Nepal, will be speaking this spring around the eastern United States. Jamuna has a special interest in working with the Bhutanese in Nepal and with the reports that Bhutanese refugees in the US were facing unique difficulties, […]

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  • YOU Could Be a Council Member

    Musicians, kindergarten teachers, meditation and yoga practitioners, mason’s helpers, ranchers, protesters, cross-country skiers, Raging Grannies, world travelers, war tax resisters, computer programmers, social workers…These are just a few of the descriptors of past or current professions and hobbies used by Friends Peace Team’s Council members. In a recent “getting to know each other” activity, the […]

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  • AGLI Seeks Part-time Publicist-Fundraiser

    African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams Seeks Part-time Publicist-Fundraiser Click here for PDF Version: AGLI Seeks Publicist Fundraiser Salary/Compensation This is a contracted position requiring a person who is a self-starter, a good organizer, and who can be flexible about time. We anticipate the work hours would average approximately 10 hours a week. However […]

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  • AGLI Seeking New Volunteers & Treasurer

    The AGLI Working Group is seeking new members who are Quakers and/or understand Quaker values; have knowledge and interest in peace building and in the cultures of East Africa; and have a heart for working with diverse people, different tribes and communities, followers of different religions or no religion. Working group members must be able […]

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  • PeaceQuest2017

    Join Friends Peace Teams working all over the world for a day of reflection, dialog and discernment Saturday, May 20, 2017 8am – 4:30pm Wellesley Friends Meeting, 26 Benvenue St., Wellesley, MA Keynote speaker: Nadine Hoover, 
Coordinator of Friends Peace Teams Asia West Pacific Initiative “The Power of Friends Peace Witness Today” 8:00 – 9:00 […]

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  • 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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