Drawing on extensive Quaker experience, Friends Peace Teams (FPT) is a Spirit-led organization working around the world to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict, building programs for justice and healing, and creating enduring cultures of peace.
The African Great Lakes initiative hosted the Fifteenth International Training for Healing and Rebuilding Our Community (HROC) in February with participants from six east African countries. HROC began in 2003 responding to the genocide in Rwanda and Burundi.
The Asia West Pacific initiative hosted a “Cultures of Peace” training in January for 46 participants from ten countries in six languages.
The Peacebuilding en las Américas initiative provides tools in nonviolence and community building, partnering with Indigenous communities, women human rights defenders, men in prison, and youth at high-risk of gang recruitment in Latin America.
FPT continues to offer workshops using Power of Goodness, a collection of short stories on peacemaking collected over the past 70 years, to help guide people on their own paths to service.
The Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples program offers presentations and workshops for faith communities, schools, colleges, and civic organizations in the United States to build relationships with native peoples based on truth, respect, justice, and shared humanity.