Ulya Hariroh, Institute of Mathali’ul Falah Islamic Boarding School (IPMAFA) in Kajen Pati, Central Java, Indonesia said:
“Nonviolently Living (AVP) has taught me to remember the blessings of God’s gifts about the diversity He created. I learned to improve and reorganize what I have done and what I will do to make it better.
“Besides that, AVP also provides an understanding of how we can address problems without creating other problems. By realizing that every individual is capable and has the potential to solve the problem in a better way, namely peacefully. I also felt myself receiving and appreciating every difference in this training, because we were faced with people from different religions, cultures, mindsets and backgrounds. These differences fostered a sense of appreciation for our differences.
“This training is very interesting because it is packed with games and not boring. The material is always associated with experiences which are experienced by the participants themselves so that it feels real and memorable. Here I also learned to be a good listener, even though it’s not easy, but it’s very important for me to be able to appreciate the trust of others in me.
“The training on May 18-19 2019 is the second training for me, and what I always bring home is readiness, positive energy and new enthusiasm to organize the things that I think are hard for me to live out. I am very grateful to have participated in this training and to know great people who inspire me to live a life of commitment.
“Thank you to Petrus, Nanik, Ninok and Peng as teachers, friends and facilitators who helped me get this new knowledge, and to their friends who shared this knowledge with us and support us. Hopefully what we get is a chance to be our best human being, both in the world and in eternity. Amen.”