Friends Peace Teams (FPT) is a Spirit-led organization that supports the justice and healing work of local partners in 20 countries where there has been war, colonization, violence, and oppression. FPT creates cultures of peace through developing relationships and holding workshops in the following areas: Alternatives to Violence Project, healing and rebuilding communities, toward right relationship with Indigenous Peoples, and trauma resiliency.
FPT’s efforts to become an antiracist group continue. FPT is discerning ways to empower regional program groups, decentralize power, and deconstruct colonial mindsets. Its council is reidentifying as a North American program group in order to empower regional groups to coordinate as co-equals.
FPT programs uncover the effects of multigenerational trauma, and staff members are beginning a more focused effort to heal themselves and those they serve. The PeaceWays newsletter in November will be dedicated to this subject, highlighting stories from various programs.
Learn more: Friends Peace Teams