Asia West Pacific Initiative (FPT-AWP)


The Asia West Pacific Initiative of Friends Peace Teams, formerly the Indonesia Initiative, seeks to connect communities of conscience between the U.S. and communities in the Asia West Pacific to provide opportunities for conscientious service. Building mutual friendships requires entering other worlds – worlds very different from our own and finding our common humanity. We are building friendships among people in Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Australia, and the US. Currently, we work with human rights defenders, conflict refugees, and teachers of young children who do not support violence & war and do not take sides. And we are expanding our efforts as we grow to include other areas including Palestine/Israel and exploring relationships in South Korea among others. We share a faith… across religion, class & culture …in the power of a Living Spirit to give life, joy, peace, and prosperity through love, integrity and compassionate justice among people who live in simplicity and equality. We call this our real work – seeking to live with clear consciences and to connect communities of conscience.

Programs and Locations:

Asia West Pacific Initiative of Friends Peace Teams is currently doing work in Nepal, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand. And we are exploring outreach to a number of other countries.

Our work focuses on Alternatives to Violence, Trauma Healing and Developmental Play, Peace Team delegations, and People-to-People Friendships.



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To join a team for travel or support, or to invite a speaker, contact one of our Co-Coordinators of Friends Peace Teams in Asia West Pacific:

Nadine Hoover,


John Michaelis,