Table of Contents
- 2016 March • Earthquake Strikes Mentawai Island
- A Decade of Tsunami Relief: Author chat with Nadine Hoover of Friends Peace Teams
- Tunas Baru Preschool’s First College Graduate!
- 2015 FPT-AWP Annual report
- Update: How you can help the people of Barak Induk
- People of Barak Induk once again under attack
- 2015 June • News from Joglo Preschool
- Minute approved on 2 June 2015 by the AWP Working Group
- Nepal Earthquake Relief Log
- Visiting communities to listen to stories of loss and repair destroyed hopes for survival
- Nepal Relief Update
- Nepal Earthquake Appeal Letter
- First batch of relief support is distributed in Nepal
- Stay at the FPT Guesthouse in Pati, Indonesia
- Silaturahmi: The Power of Visiting
- News from Palestine and Israel
- Exploratory Workshop: Connecting with Australia’s First Peoples
- Community Reading Room and the Barak Induk New Generation AVP Team
- Floods in Pati, Central Java
- “Power of Goodness” has come under the care of FPT-AWP
- Good News for Global Drinking Water!
- AWP Fall 2013 Newsletter
- PeaceWays Newsletter Fall-Winter 2013-14 issue
- News August 3 2013
- News June 26 2013
- News from Nanik at Peace Place
- News April 1 2013
- News February 25 2013
- Activities at Peace Place in February 2013
- Report to Australia Yearly Meeting January 2013
- Peace Is Possible 16 January 2013
- Petrus sent us a letter from Peace Place in Central Java today.
- News August 2012
- News August 1, 2012
- News June 2012
- News May 2012
- Expanding from Indonesia to Asia West Pacific!
- News 12 April 2011
- Peace is Possible 9 March 2011
- News 14 Dec 2010
- News 25 Nov 2010
- News, 10 Aug 2010
- News 20 July 2010
- News 15 April 2010
- News 8 March 2010
- Water Filters 21 Jan 2010
- News 18 Jan 2010
- Teacher Update 18 Jan 2010
- News 27 Oct 2009
- News 19 Sept 2009
- News 15 May 2009
- News 16 April 2009
- News 28 Feb 2009
- News 15 Feb 2009
- News 9 Feb 2009
- News 14 Jan 2009
- PIPA Letter to Indonesian Government January 2009
- News 12 Dec 2008
- News 13 Nov 2008
- Request for Teachers
April 27 2008
- News 13 April 2008
News 12 April 2011
Friends Peace Teams to Indonesia
Annual Spring Update
After five years, Friends Peace Teams to Indonesia decided to “water the seeds that were sprouting” and instead of curtailing the work, those sprouts took off! In the past year, we integrated nonviolence training, trauma healing and developmental play for peace to create a new, exciting training. From experience, we recognize early Friends’ “yea is yea and nay is nay” went beyond honesty to describe cultivating their discernment of what to say yes or no to in order to create a spiritually-grounded, peaceful society. In nonviolence training and trauma healing we practice how to face and say no to what is not of the Spirit and in developmental play and renaturalized livelihoods and lifestyles we practice how to yield and say yes to what is of the Spirit.
Four young adults joined the coordination team for Friends Peace Teams to Indonesia along with Peter Watson from Aotearoa/New Zealand, who joined a Peace Team last year. Alternatives to Violence Project workshops continue in Central Java, North Sumatra and Aceh, along with the AVP advanced workshop in trauma healing and developmental play. From Conflict to Peace Building: The Power of Early Childhood Initiatives – Lessons from Around the World, by NIPPA-The Early Years Organization in Northern Ireland and the World Forum Foundation, is a wonderful resource expressing how many people around the world have experienced developmental education as essential to recovering from war and violence. We also invested in fish, rubber and chocolate farming and organic composting to support our long-term, Indonesian coordinators.
Nadine Hoover spent a few days on the Haverford campus in Philadelphia to speak with young adult Friends, classes and an open discussion forum. She will also be speaking at South Central Yearly Meeting and Oakwood Friends School. Nadine was also able to attend Indonesia Yearly Meeting and Friends World Committee for Consultation’s Asia/West Pacific Section gatherings. She has been invited to the AVP International Gathering and to Australia’s AVP National Gathering and Australia Yearly Meeting.
Three extended service volunteers are working with SHEEP in Yogyakarta on getting ceramic water filters into production and six others are joining the six-week Peace Team going May 30-July 14, 2011. Jamie Carestio was able to offer practical instruction on organic composting in Aceh. Autumn Star has begun a Sister School program where schools exchange bulletin board presentations of each other’s schools and children in the schools make books to send to each other twice a year. JoEllen del Campo has begun a doll making project to send dolls to Indonesia.
We created an updated website, no longer under Conscience Studio, and are trying to improve our fundraising efforts to support our expanded work without taking us away from the work we are called to do. Sarah Rozard sent out fundraising packages to each of the members of the Spiritual Companions Working Group.
We are looking forward to hosting Filipina peace activist Cristina Montiel in the U.S. in August 2011 after she accepts the Outstanding Service Award by the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. We are also hoping to host Yunardi Bardo as a visiting artist at Alfred University, so that he can continue to work with Nadine in the fall on illustrating developmental story books.
We plan to open our first “Peace Place” in Pati, Central Java in June 2011 with Nanik coordinating and after Ririn completes her bachelor’s degree in psychology (Dec 2011), she plans to open a clinic in Medan to continue the work in nonviolence, trauma healing and developmental play. We are translating materials on Friends manner of discernment and business to support these newly forming groups.