Park Jungjoo joined seven other peace and justice activists to meet every other week over Skype. Each one translates one page of the Creating Cultures of Peace book into Korean for discussion. Then they try out the personal practices and group activities with a local companion and/or practice group for the coming two weeks. The one Taiwanese participant hopes to bring Cultures of Peace training to Taiwan, but she and Jungjoo would need financial support to do so.
We clarified that Creating Cultures of Peace is equivalent to an AVP Basic workshop, because the first six sessions, which we call Empowerment, follow the AVP-USA manual (1975, revised 2002). Every local AVP group, however, decides which manuals and workshops they recognize. We adapted the AVP Second Level workshop and special topic workshops for the needs of peace and justice workers, which vary from prison, school, youth or other community workshops. So it is considered an AVP adaptation. Since AVP is a practice, anyone should be pleased to participate in their local basic, advanced and special topic workshops before facilitating in a region.