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Welcoming Friends Peace Teams Europe
Since 1994, Peacebuilding-UK promoted nonviolence, resilience, and trauma recovery in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan of the North Caucasus. The Little Star team of psychologists in Grozny, Chechnya used The Power of Goodness from Friends International Library (FIL) among other materials. When FIL closed in 2013, Friends Peace Teams-Asia West Pacific took Power of Goodness under our care. It has not been an easy “fit”, as the time differences make it difficult for FPT-AWP members to attend their meetings.
Little Star brought The Power of Goodness (PoG) to the Odesa Regional Mediation Centre after Russia invaded Eastern Ukraine in 2015. Facilitators from all over Ukraine were trained and now serve as vital supports given the armed conflict in Ukraine.
Australia Friends encouraged Friends Peace Teams to reach out to European Friends to support this work in their region. Particularly since the war in Ukraine, Friends in Australia and elsewhere are interested and involved in how the work of peace is approached. Thus, Friends Peace Teams is organizing a new section under the name of Friends Peace Teams Europe in partnership with Peacebuilding-UK to share news, raise funds, and oversee Friends Peace Teams’ work in Ukraine, North Caucasus, and other peace ministries in the region. To subscribe to news or donate, visit FriendsPeaceTeams.org/Europe.
Paula Paananen, New South Wales Regional Meeting “You could throw a bean out this taxi window and it would germinate” were my first thoughts when my family and I arrived at mainland Entebbe, Uganda in 2011. We were...Read More
Valerie Joy, Queensland Regional meeting, and Jane Drexler, New South Wales Regional Meeting Quite often Australian Friends working for Friends Peace Teams (FPT) are asked what the difference between us and the Alternatives to...Read More